Adam Lovejoy writes from London: You may not know this, people, but Charles Darwin, the godfather of evolution, came from a family with strong inbreeding traditions. Not only did he marry his first cousin, Emma Wedgwood, and produce 10 children, three of whom died early and another three were infertile, but most of his relatives were closely related to people they married. For example, both Darwin’s maternal grandparents and his mother were all Wedgwoods. Not to mention that 26 children [...]
Archive for May, 2012
Thomas Mathew writes from London: With the clowns running Britain these days you’d expect comedians to have enough material for thousands of routines. They don’t even need to invent anything, just tell about things as they are and it would be enough to have audiences rolling with laughter. In fact, most of the so-called ‘serious news’ reported in Britain nowadays resembles some endless surreal satirical show, with all the main characters in place, talking bollocks and making total fools of [...]
Is Syria On The Brink Of Civil War? No. The Balance Of Power Still Favours President Bashar Al Assad
Asking if Syria is on the brink of civil war and concluding that no, it’s not. The insurgents are too fragmented to pose a credible challenge. The West can only stand by and watch.
A salutary tale about rags to riches in Dubai. But watch out for the sharks. They may devour you.
At last, the Leveson inquiry has generated some excitement. Saint Tony Blair was given a dressing down. He looked shaken.
China is ready to use drinking water as a political weapon. So start collecting water yourself.
You’ll Never Guess Which Mob Is On The Rise In Latin America. No, It’s Not The Colombian Or Mexican Mob
The new, brash mafia in Latin America is coming from China. It is expanding its activities at breath taking speed. What can be done? Very little really.
Taking a cynical look at the world of professional sports and concluding that there are simply not enough corruption scandals becoming public knowledge.
The European Union is based on principles of central decision making and elimination of risk. They have been inspired by Marxism. The end is nigh.
Lady gaga cancels her gig in Indonesia and proves that artistic freedom is more important than money,