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Circus of the Absurd

As long as I’m thinking about ethics, my thoughts turn to the fair. Every August our county 4-H Fair becomes an event in our lives. Since my family has been involved with 4-H for many years, we always try to … Continue reading →...

August Americana Picks

August is the season of Americana offerings at auctions and antique shows, and I have my eyes on a few lots in upcoming auctions at my favorite regional auctioneers.I really don’t “need” anything, but that has never stopped me from...
by streets of salem on Aug 12, 2016

Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco Wins the Travelers Pro-Am USA

His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco won the 2016 Travelers Championship Pro-Am,  reports Matt Ginella of the Golf Channel. The tournament took place at TPC River Highlands in Connecticut, USA. HRH Prince Moulay Rachid who is a golf a...
by So Moroccan on Aug 6, 2016

Gérard Grisey – Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil, for soprano and ensemble

Gérard Grisey – Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil, for soprano and ensemble Malcolm D B Munro Friday 5 August, 2016...
by Where To? on Aug 5, 2016

“Beni Sana Sımsıkı Sarılı Görenle,” Grup Yorum

“Beni Sana Sımsıkı Sarılı Görenle,” Grup Yorum Malcolm D B Munro Thursday 4 August, 2016...
by Where To? on Aug 4, 2016

Madness of Kings

The Roman Empire ruled the known world. Christianity owes much of its form and structure to the fact that the Romans expressed their rule in a military way and prized what they thought was order and fairness. While all of … Continue reading ...

John McGrath: The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil

John McGrarth: The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black Black Oil as staged by the 7:84 Theatre Company in 1974 Malcolm D B Munro Wednesday 3 August, 2016...
by Where To? on Aug 3, 2016

Where goes the UK today goes the World tomorrow

Net overload ‘sparks digital detox for millions of Britons’ Malcolm D B Munro Wednesday 3 August, 2016...
by Where To? on Aug 3, 2016

Opposites Distract

In the current political climate—and not just in the United States, as Brexit reminds us—opposites seem to be the order of the day. The middle ground seems to have fallen out as those frantic for turning back the clock to … Continue reading...

Bernard-Henri Lévy, “We should relegate terrorists to the obscurity of their own infamy” – Open to debate

We should relegate terrorists to the obscurity of their own infamy Bernard-Henri Lévy. Guardian, Wednesday 3 August, 2016 I cannot put this piece by Bernard-Henri  up on my website without comment. I do not agree wholly with the writer and I need t...
by Where To? on Aug 3, 2016

Pokémon and Public History

Public history is about engaging the public with the past and its public memory, often through places, so you would think that an augmented reality game that drives people to historical sites would be welcomed by museum professionals and heritage si...
by streets of salem on Aug 3, 2016

Re-thinking their precious laïcité; “You have to be suspicious that French secularism is not the neutral thing it purports to be when racists such as Le Pen start defending it so enthusiastically.”

France’s much vaunted secularism is not the neutral space it claims to be Giles Fraser, The Guardian, Tuesday 2 August, 2016 Malcolm D B Munro Tuesday 2 August, 2016...
by Where To? on Aug 2, 2016

Said of the US, true of the UK, EU; “…social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and others only provide a microcosm that reflects the user’s own chosen beliefs, … multiplied in an endless echo-chamber of self-reference.”

America’s parallel societies: Ines Pohl, Deutsche Welle, Tuesday 2 August, 2016...
by Where To? on Aug 2, 2016

Queen Of The Harpies

In Greek and Roman mythology, a harpy was a female monster in the form of a vulture with a human face. Harpies steal food from their victims while they are eating … Their name means “snatchers” Except for the bit … Continue re...

Joe McCarthy was brought down by attacks on his decency. Trump will lose the same way.

Joe McCarthy was brought down by attacks on his decency. Trump will lose the same way. Malcolm D B Munro Monday 1 August, 2016...
by Where To? on Aug 1, 2016

Donald Trump and Senator Joe McCarthy: Is there a resemblance?

Extract from “A Report on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy“, episode of the television documentary series See It Now, hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow, which was broadcast on March 9, 1954. No one familiar with the history of this country...
by Where To? on Aug 1, 2016

Is Trump really a Manchurian candidate?

“If Trump really is a Manchurian candidate – a Russian sleeper agent pretending to run for president… “ Malcolm D B Munro Monday 1 August, 2016...
by Where To? on Aug 1, 2016

Jiří Kollert – Ritornel

Jiří Kollert – Ritornel Malcolm D B Munro Sunday 31 July, 2016...
by Where To? on Jul 31, 2016

Hillary: Nice Lies Finish Last

Wearing a white pantsuit, Hillary Clinton plodded out on stage to accept the nomination that she had schemed, plotted, lied, cheated, rigged and eventually fixed a series of elections to obtain. Then she claimed that she was accepting the nomination...

Police in Britain fired their guns just seven times in the last year

Police in Britain fired their guns just seven times in the last year US Population: 324M UK Population: 65M Malcolm D B Munro Friday 29 July, 2016  ...
by Where To? on Jul 29, 2016


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