Voices from the Great War

  This year, as everyone must be aware by now, marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. To mark the 50th anniversary in 1964 the BBC made a series of 26 films The Great War,  used to open their new channel, BBC2. I was asked...

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Sam I Ain’t

 “We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some folks,” tweeted the US President in an astonishingly word perfect justification for Jihad. Not even his chummy use of ‘folks’ could limit the despair of the admission which was rather like the Pope saying, and I...

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