Category Archives: Politics

Quote of the week




“In the area of politics our major policy obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.” Ed Murrow (1908-1965).






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Well this is embarrassing…




Did that really just happen? If someone had put this into a scenario 5 years ago it would have be thrown out as crazy.






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Trumpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall




I know. Where’s Watson been? To be honest with you my heart has not been in it for a while. I’ve been working on the new map but beyond that I’ve not been doing a lot. But I’m back now. … Continue reading






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Russian expansionism




              Just spotted this at the end of my book Future Files – 2012 update, page 302. “Russia will become more nationalistic (and go outward militarily).” This wasn’t my idea. It stems from reading … Continue reading






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Armchair geopolitical analysis




What’s going to happen in Ukraine? I think the most probable short-term outcome is that Putin will wait and see how things unfold, both politically and economically. However, if Ukraine shifts politically towards Europe I believe that it’s almost inconceivable … Continue reading






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The new middle class




I don’t usually read Newsweek, but I picked up a copy at the airport not so long ago. Their report on the scary new rich is one of the best things I’ve read in ages in the sense that I … Continue reading






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