October (2 posts)
Thursday 28 October 2010, 19:13
We live in a time when all elites, whether on the left or the right, believe in rigid rules that say there is no alternative to the present political and economic system.
The latest rule is: you cannot have protectionism - otherwise you will get a world war. Other rules say you cannot have collective...
Thursday 14 October 2010, 20:52
Back in 1960 the travel writer James Morris went to Afghanistan. He watched American and Soviet diplomats jockeying for influence, both convinced they could persuade the Afghans to support them in the Cold War.
But, wrote Morris, the world the diplomats entered was a strange one:
While the Afghan climate...