What characterizes American government today is not so much dysfunctional politics as it is ruthlessly contrived governance carried out behind the entertaining, distracting and disingenuous curtain of political theater. And what political theater it is, diabolically Shakespearean at times, full of sound and fury, yet in the end, signifying nothing.
My generation associated dystopias, such as George Orwell’s 1984, with the Soviet Union, a country in which explanations were controlled and criticism of Stalin would land a person in the Gulag. We thoug
Muslims in Ceylon never gave anybody any problems, they were a model of law-abiding order. What then caused a series of terrorist attacks on Easter on the island and what should we expect now?
As most readers will have heard, the famed Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the most splendid examples of French gothic architecture and an icon of European cultural heritage, was severely damaged by fire on Monday of this week.
I don’t share the interest many have in the reported mass shootings. However, there are wider issues associated with the shootings, and I do find these issues interesting. For example, mass shootings are a relatively new occurrence.
The Turkish tanker El Hiblu-1 captured by illegal migrants off the coast of Libya, who had “saved” more than a hundred “refugees” from a sinking vessel before it, arrived in Malta.
Last week, another scandalous lawsuit against the biotech company Bayer on the case of the impact of the most popular herbicide in the world - Roundup - on the health of those who use it in its work, has been submitted to the US federal court.
New Zealand, known in the world for its magnificent fleece, formidable Maori natives, earthquakes, immaculate ecology, the emancipation of women, a quiet and secure life far from global problems and cataclysms, is in the spotlight of monstrous vio