Monthly Archives: June 2008

The Denial Machine

"The Denial Machine" – Tim Ball clip The CBC's Fifth Estate investigates the misinformation campaign by climate change "skeptics" in this engrossing documentary. Depressing viewing, but if you have friends or relatives who've been confused by the "debate," try to … Continue reading

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War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning Chris Hedges An extraordinary book. Chris Hedges is a long-time war correspondent, who learnt the hard way that war is a drug: intoxicating, seductive, addictive and utterly poisonous. War, he makes clear, … Continue reading

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Ah-HAAAA!

I’m Alan Partridge S2E2 Pt.1 Well, I recently finished watching the Alan Partridge saga – one series of Knowing Me, Knowing You… with Alan Partridge! and two series of I'm Alan Partridge – and it's surged to the top rank … Continue reading

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Proust on the power and danger of reading

As long as reading is for us the instigator whose magic keys have opened the door to those dwelling-places deep within us that we would not have known how to enter, its role in our lives is salutary. It becomes … Continue reading

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