How did it end?

Today, I’d like to take a look at developments in things we’ve discussed in the past. Often, when journalist write an alarmist article about an upcoming event which then passes without a hint of the chaos that was predicted, it’s hushed up. Journalists and analysts seldom write ‘I was wrong’. I think they should. It […]

Sarko Benefits

This very funny post appeared in social media from France, after former president Nicholas Sarkozy had managed to put himself in nearly every press photo of last Sunday’s manifestation. Sarko is back, thanks to the Charlie Hebdo Massacre. In the French presidential elections in 2017, it seems very likely the former president will at least […]

Choosing a new Napolitano

President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy is stepping down because he’s old and frail, and now they have to pick a new one (probably in about two weeks). When he was reelected two years ago, Napolitano was already old and frail, but there was no-one else the joint houses of parliament could agree on. As the […]

Then what are we fighting for?

The title above is a quote by Winston Churchill. Supposedly, it’s what he answered when he was asked to cut arts and culture budgets in light of the expensive war he was fighting. I think it befits the current hysteria about young people who grew up in the west joining Islamic State (IS) even better.