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March, 2020

  • 7 March

    There are no more teachers!

    My dear old Classics teacher passed away today. He was, without question, the best teacher I ever had. He taught me two indispensable skills: how to parse Latin sentences, that is to say, how to discern order and meaning in apparent chaos; and how to approach the interpretation of ancient civilisations. The key to understanding Homer’s worldview was, he stressed, to completely forget all Christian values. This is where I learned the concept of context. In his lessons on Euripides, I learned that his drama was the birth of psychology. Is not all real education psychology, the discourse or science …

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  • 3 March

    New Dehli Riots are a Plot to Destabilise India

    India’s “peaceful protesters” source There has been much international coverage of the anti-government riots in New Dehli where Muslims have been protesting against a new law, which would expedite citizenship for Hindus, Christians and Buddhists fleeing persecution from neighbouring countries. We are being told a fairly standard and simple story. There is a “far-right” Hindu nationalist regime in New Dehli which is waging war on the country’s Muslim population. Muslims are the victims; Hindus are the perpetrators. Human rights groups and self-described leftist radicals are indignant at the fact President Trump completely ignored the “pogroms” against India’s poor Muslims during …

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