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Democracy – The Hidden Rule of The Drone Operator

Cicero wrote: ‘People think I have lost my senses if I speak on politics as I ought, and a powerless prisoner if I say nothing.’ Nicolas Werth, the great chronicler of Stalin’s murdered millions, achieved by the silent approval of the masses, defined the authorising system of the genocide as being possible due to ‘the…

Brazil Red – The Global Civil War
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Brazil Red – The Global Civil War

(Photo taken by Jodi Hilton for http://www.lefigaro.fr/lefigaromagazine/) ‘In these times of ours…’ So began Dickens’ final masterpiece ‘Our Mutual Friend’, the last in his life-series of novels, the final rejection of capitalism in its penultimate phase. ‘In our time the destiny of man presents its meaning in political terms’ – thus wrote Thomas Mann, Germany’s greatest…

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Jack White, a Medicine for Egypt

This is a journey to begin the New Year. Our journey begins with Schiller’s Ode to Joy, which became the lyric of Beethoven’s sublime Ninth Symphony. It opens with the famous lines: Freude, schöner Götterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium! Wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische, Dein Heiligtum! Deine Zauber binden wieder, Was die Mode streng geteilt; Alle Menschen…