Some tortures devised by humans are fiendishly clever. I don’t mean the type you can find in the Museo de la Tortura in Toledo. That institution holds several examples of the cruder form: an iron maiden with a rather mournful expression and a chair made of iron spikes that were…
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How is it that human groups frequently divide into two competing factions, neither of which ever quite manages to achieve full destruction of the other…
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In the 1970s in the UK, the best day of my childhood year came on November 5th. Using earnings from my newspaper delivery round I would secretly buy…
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27 October 2022: The seven largest oil companies in the world have reportedly made over $150 billion in profits so far this year. 25 October: A UN…
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What kind of government do we want? And what kind do we deserve? Looking back in history, it seems that people were more prepared to experiment…
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Are there any countries you would not visit for moral reasons? Iran and Afghanistan maybe, for their appalling treatment of women? Brazil on account of…
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at Empire's End
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