Monthly Archives: February 2008
Can someone explain to me why Fidel Castro has been succeeded by his brother? Since when does communism equal hereditary monarchy? Ask Kim Jong-il.
It’s instructive to contrast Cuba with Pakistan, where a lot of people are trying under very difficult … Continue reading
Start practising the phrase “President Barack Obama.” It’s not so bad. Except as in “President Barack Obama denied today that his naive and spineless foreign policy has encouraged terrorism.”
It’s annoying when pundits intone that it’s come down to Obama v … Continue reading
Rowan Williams should be fired as Archbishop of Canterbury for calling the arrival of aspects of Shariah law in Britain “inevitable” and desirable. But for once this silly man has actually done us a favour.
Consider the harrumphing he provoked from … Continue reading
A lot of bad things have been said about the Harper Conservatives’ grimly sour approach to communications. And rightly so. But why shouldn’t they do it that way?
The obvious response, that it’s not good for our democracy, has considerable merit. … Continue reading