The NEW age of revolution

There’s a video I shared on Facebook. Its purpose: to explain to the world the real purpose behind the gilets jaunes (yellow vest) movement in France. The speaker in the video calls it “the revolution”.  We live in a revolutionary age. It’s not something we can escape. Marshall McLuhan, writing long ago, observed that when […]

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The Cuban Revolution, Fifty Years On

It’s not fashionable these days for a writer to support Castro’s Cuba. Communism, after all, is supposed to be dead, a failed experiment that was roundly defeated, when the Soviet Union disintegrated 17-odd years ago, by the oh-so-superior capitalism and its apparent corollary, democracy. Let me say right now that I am sceptical, and deeply […]

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