Category Archives: Politics

UK election results 2017

The United Kingdom may descend into political chaos, but it will do so with style and in a calm and dignified manner. You can say about the UK what you want, but Britons can carry off things that would look … Continue reading

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The advice Trump got from Abbas

Abbas:  Hey, Mr President, you know when I had my last election? Trump:  Um, um, I am not so good with history. I’ll have to ask Stephen. Abbas:  I’ll tell you. I was elected in 2005. Trump:  And you’re still in … Continue reading

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Documentary “Cuba – Fatherland or Death”

I have already expressed my surprise about how lightly Cuba gets off in international public opinion. But recently, I have been shocked again by how many people can travel to Cuba for a week or two and describe everything as beautiful, … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Day 13

Where exactly is the line between the Near East, the Middle East and the Far East?  I am so old-school, when I am in a remote location, I miss newspapers more than the internet. I have never received as many … Continue reading

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Did you notice the irony? (21) NRA

When Donald Trump will speak at the annual meeting of the NRA, surely talking about the 2nd Amendment, attendees will have to leave their firearms outside. And I thought more guns were supposed to make every place safer.

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The Miners’ Cemetery

In my article about Chacaltaya, I mentioned the cemetery I found at the foot of Huayna Potosí and made the offhand remark that the whole village of Milluni had died. It turns out that this was right, but that the true story … Continue reading

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Thoughts of the Day 11

Mohammad Mostafaei, the lawyer with whom I was arrested in Iran, has written a book. He says I am in it too, but I can’t read Norwegian, so I have to wait for a translation. Does anyone still remember José Echegaray … Continue reading

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