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A ship I once served in had a small brass plate on the bridge with a quotation from Thucydides, the Greek statesman, historian and seaman of the fourth century BC: “A collision at...
The greatest mistakes are made on the morrow of the greatest victories. Sri Lanka is now approaching a decisive victory in its 26-year war against Tamil separatism, and it is...
On February 11, in Harare, Morgan Tsvangirai drank the poisoned chalice, knowing that it was poisoned. He was sworn in as prime minister of Zimbabwe, in a government that is...
If the objective was to undermine people's belief in God, then turning the atheist buses loose in Britain was largely a waste of time, because most British people don't believe...
How could they tell him no? Moammar Gadhafi, resplendent in the gold brocade robes that he probably made from his mother's curtains and wearing his usual bug-eye sunglasses, was...
The biggest “environmental” issue in Britain for the past year has been the plan to build a third runway at London's Heathrow airport. The growth of air travel, the protesters...
You aren’t really the U.S. president until you’ve ordered an air strike on somebody, so Barack Obama is certainly president now: two in his first week in office. But now that he...
If you are the head of something called the Equality and Human Rights Commission, your job is to complain about the racism, gender discrimination, and general unfairness of the...
President-elect Barack Obama’s inauguration increases the likelihood of a major terrorist attack in the United States. That was the stark message of the South Waziristan Institute...
Ehud Olmert really doesn’t care any more. He is serving out his time as Israel’s prime minister until next month’s election, but then he will spend a long time fighting the...

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