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Why are political commentators so in love with bombing?
Politics / UK / World

Why are political commentators so in love with bombing?

On Thursday, President Donald Trump authorised a military strike on a Syrian government base, with the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles from US naval boats in the Mediterranean Sea marking the official entry of the United States into yet another quite likely intractable war with a Middle Eastern state. The response of the American mainstream … Continue reading

Christine (2016)
Film

Christine (2016)

Originally posted on CineMuseFilms:
Depression and suicide do not make pretty subjects for a film. It is easy to produce a voyeuristic essay that exploits someone’s despair and self-destruction, but portraying tragedy without sensationalising or trivialising it is as tough as it gets for directors and actors. While most suicides are silent and private, TV…

Will Scotland practice a superior form of democracy if it becomes independent?
Politics / UK

Will Scotland practice a superior form of democracy if it becomes independent?

With another Scottish Independence referendum on the horizon, Scots, once again, are debating this topic fearlessly on social media.  Most people seem to be concentrating on the economic arguments, sharing facts and figures which either legitimise or undermine Scotland’s ability to be fully autonomous.   Although this is obviously very important, endless arguments asserting “it’s … Continue reading