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"From 1945 until 2007 the Western world had an implicit and often explicit faith that…"

David Brazier replied Sep 13, 2017 to WHAT CAN WE DO?

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"What people generally do not face up to in trying to understand Brexit is the Britis…"

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"Some of it is surely the nature of the system - a politician has to represent three…"

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""Sometimes it's difficult having a strong moral compass in a mixed-up world. But in…"

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"Following up on this item, I would not be at all surprised if in the next few months…"

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"Thanks, Robert. Perceptive as always. I imagine that there is a fundamental conflict…"

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"The DUP Deal is Improper Conduct Well, TM has survived as PM a bit longer than I exp…"

David Brazier replied Jun 28, 2017 to UK ELECTION

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"Does a government have to do anything? In democratic government parties have a time…"

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"The Problem of Cooperation Andrew wrote: "We have had this uncertainty since the Con…"

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"Thanks, Andrew. This is a very complicated matter. The Con-Lib coalition was about t…"

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Posted by Susthama Kim on January 7, 2018 at 22:30 0 Comments

As far as my life goes, it is pretty boring; nothing too exciting or too adventurous. We had a ‘minor scare’ over Christmas, however, but it turned out to be nothing but a change in hormones. Had it come to fruition it would have meant another three years of my life doing nothing but the same thing that I have been doing for the past six years, and boy oh boy, I am so relieved that it was just a scare. You can never be too careful, and at the same time you can’t even plan the perfect time to…

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ITALIAN DAYS

Posted by David Brazier on January 7, 2018 at 16:00 2 Comments

I am currently in Milan - a fine city. This is the commercial hub of Italy, home of many big names and innumerable small enterprises that attract shoppers from all over the world. There is quite a strong sense of energy here. The biggest tourist attractions are La Scala and the Cathedral.

I have rented a…

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Johnny Halliday: la mort d'un monstre sacré

Posted by Tamuly Annette on December 18, 2017 at 21:45 1 Comment

L'engouement quasi mystique qu'a suscité la mort de Johnny Hallyday m'a incité à réfléchir sue un phénomène qui m'est apparu comme un substitut de religiosité...

Un monstre sacré

La mort de Johnny Halliday et ses obsèques le 8 décembre 2017

Il y a eu comme une sorte de fièvre médiatique lors de la mort – pourtant attendue – de notre chanteur national Johnny Halliday (Jean-Philippe Smet). Il venait de décéder un jour, après Jean d’Ormesson, et le dernier événement a en…

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JOHNNY HALLYDAY

Posted by David Brazier on December 6, 2017 at 10:08 1 Comment

Johnny Hallyday died just after midnight this morning.

A vous autres, hommes faibles et merveilleux

Qui mettez tant de grâce a vous retirer du jeu

Il faut qu'une main posée sur votre épaule

Vous pousse vers la vie, cette main tendre et légère

On a tous quelque chose en nous de Tennessee

Cette volonté de prolonger la nuit

Ce désir fou de vivre une autre vie

Ce rêve en nous avec ses mots à lui

Quelque chose de Tennessee

Cette force qui nous…

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