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How enforced ‘respect’ misses the point

As Armistice Day draws to a close for another year, I wanted to share a couple of thoughts on what the day means to me and on the increasingly sensitive subject of how the fallen should be respected. Most people … Continue reading

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Beware the Book Snob!

I love books. They’re often overlooked when the ‘Greatest Inventions in History’ lists are compiled, and have to sit there quietly at the back clapping as the likes of The Wheel and The Internet and even (in one list at … Continue reading

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Step right up to the Daily Mail’s Incredible Chinese Circus!

As someone with a particular interest in Chinese language and culture, I always keep an eye out for stories about China in the British press for two reasons. Firstly, I simply like to keep up with what’s going on over … Continue reading

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I know he’s dead, but what car did he drive??

People are a funny sort. We are fascinated by other people, and when people are involved in unusual circumstances we are especially keen to learn more about who they are and what they stand for. When someone is murdered there … Continue reading

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