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Two faces of Trump

Former President Trump has been acquitted of “inciting insurrection”. Republican opposition rested on a technicality: Trump is no longer President and hence cannot be “removed from office”.   Steve Latham   But this, in turn, happened because the Republicans had delayed any hearing until he had in fact been replaced […]

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Opposing monarchy

The esteem accorded to the UK’s 94-year-old monarch has much to do with her longevity. People well into their eighties and nineties tend not to provoke visceral antipathy to their very existence. It takes a Margaret Thatcher or General Pinochet to achieve that level of distinction.   Sean Sheehan   […]

The X in Malcolm X
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The X in Malcolm X

When Cassius Clay, a descendant of a slave, became heavyweight boxing champion of the world in 1964 he rejected his slave name (‘I didn’t choose it and I don’t want it’) and, before becoming Muhammad Ali, referred to himself as Cassius X.  Another Black American, Malcolm Little, also rejected his […]