Sharia in Germany

StoningIt seems that I’m a few months behind the news but, just in case anyone else who reads this blog hadn’t noticed that Islamic law is now used to justify decisions in German courts, I thought I’d refer you to an article in Der Speigel.

Published in: on August 20, 2007 at 12:00 am  Comments (1)  


Oprah WinfreyI have been pondering the difference between so-called “soft” totalitarianism and old-fashioned “hard” totalitarianism. I have not yet had time to convert my ponderings into ramblings but, while you wait on tenterhooks for the next fascinating installment, you might want to read George Orwell’s Understandable Mistake.

Published in: on August 14, 2007 at 12:00 am  Leave a Comment  


For those of you that didn’t know, I have spent the last three and a half weeks living and working in the United States of America. I’ve been quite busy and not at all inclined to spend my free time writing blog entries so I’m afraid this site has been stagnant of late. However, I will be returning to England this weekend.

In the meantime, I thought I would list some people whose lives have not only inspired me but have had some direct effect on my own:

William of Wykeham

Emery Walker

Michael Charles Tempest Reilly

D’Arcy Patrick Reilly

Published in: on August 1, 2007 at 12:00 am  Comments (1)