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“You can’t smoke in here! This is a hospital” the nurse snapped at me, although I hadn’t even lit the cigar. “And?” I asked. “You don’t seem to have read ‘The Magic Mountain’?” The gruff reply “We have a strict anti-smoking … Continue reading
On my trip through Albania, I saw some small bookshops in the parks which sold what looked like second-hand books. Most of them were in Albanian, and the only English titles were often textbooks or encyclopedias. Very old ones, usually. The … Continue reading
One of the best things about my childhood was that I always had enough books to read. My heroes were never the princes or princesses, sorcerers or knights, firemen or astronauts. Nor was I impressed by cowboys, bandits or sheriffs. … Continue reading
In 1973 Palestinian terrorists tried to detonate three car bombs in New York City. Al-Qaeda tried to blow up the World Trade Center, two tunnels, a bridge and the UN Headquarters in 1993 and flew two hijacked planes into the … Continue reading
To me, travel would only be half as much fun without taking the time to read books. I am even happy about long train rides or ferry passages because they me the time to sit down and read for a few … Continue reading
Each year thousands of refugees make it to Europe. Thousands die trying. In debates on immigration, refugees are referred to by the numbers in which they arrive, in economic or in legal terms. It’s time to read the account of one … Continue reading