Thursday 14th of November 2019

John Richardson's blog

on a road to nowhere ...

on a road to nowhere ...

a crazed one-eyed cyclops ...

a crazed one-eyed cyclops ...

Fifty years ago, the English author Douglas Adams wrote that the answer to life, the universe and everything was 42. He intended it as a joke, the number actually chosen at random and having no independent meaning.

America is a Gun ...

America is a Gun ...America is a Gun ...

alarum, alarum ...

alarum, alarum ...

on "Nutters" ...

on "Nutters" ...

In an interview given to Australia’s ABC network former Prime Minister Paul Keating referred to the Australian intelligence agencies as “nutters”. The comment was in the context of the advice that those intelligence agencies were giving the government on relations with China, Australia’s most important economic partner by a considerable margin.

a rules-based international order ...

a rules-based international order ...

suicide watch ...

suicide watch ...

on ugly Americans ...

on ugly Americans ...

the end of exceptionalism ...

the end of exceptionalism ...

At the conclusion of the Second World War the United States was the overwhelmingly dominant military and economic power. The other major colonial powers, in particular France and the United Kingdom, had been financially exhausted by the war. Germany was shattered, its industry in ruins. The United States has a monopoly on nuclear weapons and there were serious plans to use those weapons on the Soviet Union (Operation Unthinkable) (1).

the ever blind vassal ...

the ever blind vassal ...

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