Tag Archives: Niall Ferguson

bantustans, bikinis and burkas

….Looking for an equal whites amendment… The general thesis here is probably correct as expounded by Doug Saunders.. But the devil is in the details. In genreal one can conclude that Islam is a religion of peace. Salafist kooks and … Continue reading

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re-write the book: wait for the director’s cut

There is such a wide gap of perception regarding Islam and Muslims in general in the West that does not permit a reconciliation of views; each is sharply juxtaposed against a given context that does not permit a synthesis. At … Continue reading

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would that be term life or whole?

In this case probably term life would be the wise choice. Even short term life. If the money is available maybe whole life, but even better, give how well paid they are, you take a life insurance policy, but you … Continue reading

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boer’n again but not so free

A ruinous price of victory. The British victory over the Boers more closely resembled defeat. It was the war that broke the imperial spirit… From many parts of the world young men volunteered to fight with the Boers: Germans, Frenchmen, … Continue reading

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grease the wheels: gentlemen’s agreements

Return of the dance of the Seven Sisters. The seven occidental oil companies that control world supply, distribution and refining won’t likely arise again. But it is still oil that greases the wheel that makes the world spin. No matter … Continue reading

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bargaining: nice guys finish last

The silent language. The subtle ways in which people communicate by means other than words. … Throughout the Middle East bargaining is an underlying pattern which is significantly different from the activity which goes under that name in our culture. … Continue reading

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120 billion dollar bash

End of the Euro? It does seem that three is a crowd. And with the Euro, The American dollar and China as a nimble but nonetheless elephant in the room, it may be the Euro will slowly be dismembered and … Continue reading

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reaction of the little angry men

This piece is quite good; from Wilhelm Reich, it also seems to capture the contradictions in his own character and the manner in which his own life was a tormented combination of forces he did not necessarily understand. After all, … Continue reading

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dragons and dungeons

A clash of civilizations? Certainly an odd juxtaposition; the people of the book, the covenant on Mt. Sinai with the people outside the pale of settlement with any monotheistic religion. But, on a social and cultural level,┬áChina is a country … Continue reading

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get rich quick : bubbles in biloxi

He was brilliant. But he was something of a scoundrel. Some of the ideas were there that bore resemblance to John Maynard Keynes. Some of the ideas were there that resembled the classic stock swindle and Ponzi scheme, mortgage backed … Continue reading

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