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July 30, 2009

He who controls the present, controls the past

BBC News on Russia’s plans to criminalise ‘false’ histories: “The country sees its victory over Hitler's forces as the greatest moment of the 20th Century. The war is sometimes discussed in the news media as if it were a recent event, not increasingly distant history. Any attempt to tarnish the glory of that triumph is seen as a deliberate attempt to make Russia look bad. Russia’s past haunts its present.”

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July 26, 2009

Sunday “cats in domestic appliances” blogging

I suppose that if you insist on climbing into the woodburner then it’s bound to be a bit of an effort to wash the ash off with your tongue, but this must surely be a cure that’s worse than the disease.


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