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Ten snarky comments about Donald Trump

Everyone else has opinions on Donald Trump. I’m British, but we’ve getting plenty of coverage over here. So, hey, why shouldn’t I join in the fun. 1. No, I’m not going to point and yell “fascist”. Yep, Trump’s egotism and nativism is somewhat 1930s jackboots-&-genocide, but fascism is mostly

The sexual allure of jihad

I have a Gitta Sereny-like fascination with the morality of violence. Film-maker Deeyah Khan spoke to the London Evening Standard about Jihad: A British Story: I suggest IS may be the ultimate headhunters. Khan nods. “They are. It’s also like grooming. They find out what

Why moral therapeutic deism and geopolitics don’t mix

A system of ethics that depends on being “good, nice, and fair to each other”  is questionable at the best of times. And becomes truly silly when applied to geopolitics. Let’s kick off with Syria. President Assad (who is bad) is a nasty guy with a