Category Archives: UK

National Pride

As Arthur Schopenhauer wrote in Parerga und Paralipomena: On the other hand, the cheapest form of pride is national pride; for the man affected therewith betrays a want of individual qualities of which he might be proud, since he would not … Continue reading

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How far can you get by train?

One of my readers wrote that he had been wondering how far he could get if he took his local commuter train and continued traveling with no other means of transport than the railway. As a train enthusiast, I couldn’t stop thinking about … Continue reading

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War and Peace

In his autobiography My Early Life: A Roving Commission, which concluded the time before World War I and was published before World War II, Winston Churchill takes this lesson from the Boer Wars: Let us learn our lessons. Never, never, never believe any … Continue reading

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Money in Politics

In his autobiography My Early Life: A Roving Commission, Winston Churchill recounts his first attempt to run for a seat in the House of Commons, the democratic half of the British Parliament. Early in November [1898] I paid a visit … Continue reading

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The young Winston Churchill on War

In his autobiography My Early Life: A Roving Commission, the young Winston Churchill writes about his feelings towards war and conflict. He seems to regard it all as one great adventure. About his time at the Military College in Sandhurst: Here the … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson’s take on Diplomacy

The new UK Foreign Secretary:

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Great Success for Monster Raving Loony Party

Despite promises of everything to anyone without any basis in reality and without any concept for achieving it (much like the Brexit campaigners) the Official Monster Raving Loony Party has so far only had moderate electoral success even in an … Continue reading

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