A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on a number of subjects
Greed Is The Only Currency That Matters In 21st Century Capitalism.
--- We live in extraordinarily perilous times; Our politicians aren't pretending to care anymore about anyone, never mind the most vulnerable, the volatility of the capital markets continues unabated, the gulf between the wealthy and the rest of us, is ever widening and the damage being wrought to our environment, stemming from extreme ecological capitalism is rising, every where you look and turn.
The Commonwealth Has Never Been Fit For Purpose, Why will It Be Different In The Age Of Brexit?
The commonwealth of nations, known in common parlance, as the commonwealth, is a political union of fifty four countries - mostly former nation states colonized by Britain during the time of the empire. These fifty four countries include the likes of Singapore, Malaysia, India, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, New Zealand and Australia.
A French Military Coup D'etat in 2022? Don't Bet Against It.
A few days ago, a number of former military generals wrote an open letter, to the French President, Emmanuel Macron, stating that unless something is done regarding their concerns with radical Islam and immigration, they will forcibly launch a take over of the state, come next year.
Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing: A Retrospective Analysis, In The Age of George Floyd.
If you had asked me prior to writing this article, what my favorite spike lee movie was, Malcolm X, Mo Better Blues, School Daze and Get on the bus would be the titles coming out of my mouth.
The Monarchy Is Dead.
When the current reigning monarch of the United Kingdom - Queen Elizabeth - ascended to the throne, formally in 1953, more than half of the people polled believed that she was ordained by God. Back then,Winston Churchill was Premier, the British empire was on its last legs; India had been granted independence and partitioned - East and West Pakistan had been carved out from within and homosexuality and abortion were still illegal and the race relations act was very much an abstraction.
The Great Revelation of The Pandemic: Catastrophic Leadership.
In last week's British newspapers, The UK prime minister, Boris Johnson is quoted to have said: " let the bodies pile high in their thousands, as opposed to having a third lock down". This is despite suffering from the illness and coming very close to death himself.
Winston Churchill: A Profile In Resilience.
--- Herbert Henry Asquith, The liberal British prime minster from 1908–1916, in a letter to one of lady friends, wrote of a cabinet colleague:
Insights and Life Lessons From a Journey to India.
The decision to travel to India was always on the cards; I am a lifelong student of Indian history and politics - from reading about the British East India company and its excesses, to the Indian mutiny of 1857, which led to the installation of the British Raj, its independence in 1947 and the subsequent partitioning of the great country. The sectarian violence which arose from India's carving into two separate entities and the unresolved issues, which culminated in the Bengali people going it alone in the early 1970s and the resulting refugee crisis were topics that I enjoyed reading immensely.