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Archive for November 2016

CHAOS CONQUERS

November 30, 2016

We have become so accustomed to the failures, dangers and frustrations of technology that most of us ignore them and use some sort of escape mechanism. We assume that some clever person will put it right or that the disaster will happen to somebody else. The event that drives me finally to scream aloud is […]

DEMOCRACY IN TROUBLE

November 13, 2016

  The Brexit vote in the UK and the Trump victory in the USA ¬†are protest votes by people who see themselves as ignored by an intellectual, political elite. I connect this with a comment by Kenneth Clarke, , a senior Tory in the UK, who lamented a change in the way democracy works. He […]