America Then and Now

I’ve been thinking about the perilous mentality of the 52% of Americans who think torture is all fine and dandy.  And then I saw a neat little video piece on the BBC this morning which casts a few French people in the exact same spots in June 1944 and now.  It’s here: D-Day in France:… Continue reading America Then and Now

Compulsory Voluntary Work in the UK?

I kid ye not! Prime Minister Gordon Brown plans to make it part of the next Labour manifesto, he said yesterday. But what’s really going on? Brown chose to make his announcement in the gaudily extreme and populist Murdoch title, The News of the World.  (see Kids’ charity call-up: Brown planning to force 50 hours work… Continue reading Compulsory Voluntary Work in the UK?