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The irony of Trump
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The irony of Trump

NSA, CIA, FBI – these initials read like a litany of hostility for the liberal left. How ironic that now these organisations provide ammunition for assaults on the darling of conservatism, Donald Trump.     Steve Latham   Since the Cold War, the US opposition, from moderates within the Democratic […]

The dialectics of doing nothing
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The dialectics of doing nothing

The smell of weed percolated under our front door. The ‘lads’ were back, hanging round our block of flats during the evenings.   Steve Latham   They talked loudly, voices echoing through the corridor. A group of tall, young males, in their late teens, they were intimidating presence on everyone […]

Disparities, dualities, dialectics, and the divided self
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Disparities, dualities, dialectics, and the divided self

Philosophical trickster, Slovenian Communist, Slavoj Žižek has produced another book – “Disparities”. In this, as usual, he goes over old ground.   Steve Latham   As in his earlier book, “Parallax”, Žižek advances the dialectical theory, that complementaries reveal truth.” Actuality embraces paradox, a view from many directions and perspectives. […]

Journey in space and time
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Journey in space and time

There comes a time when the balance of the generations shifts. From our parents taking care of us, we begin to care for them.   Steve Latham   My father has developed severe arthritis in both his knees, and can walk only with great difficulty, and great pain, across the […]

Trump, Trump, Trump
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Trump, Trump, Trump

Nellie the Elephant packed her trunk And said goodbye to the circus Off she went with a trumpety-trump Trump, trump, trump.   This children’s song has come back to my mind recently. And don’t many of us wish we could just ‘say goodbye’, as we contemplate the advancing Presidency of […]