September: Newsnotes for June:
Baby Boomers to Blame? How the wealth-grab by a more-than-millionaire class has been overlooked, with ordinary people tricked into blaming each other.
The ‘White Race’ does not exist. Why I identify myself as an ‘Aboriginal European’.
Britain’s Mixed Feelings About Hitler in the 1930s. Until it came to war, the British Centre-Right was surprisingly friendly to Hitler.
August Deaths caused by Hitler – not less than 45 million.
August News-Blog: Yes, There Are Alternatives
Portugal Rises, Britain Sinks; The Tories Are Revolting; Heatwave – Oilmen Innocent Even Though Clearly Guilty; Young People Think It’s Their World, Their Society; ‘Lewisham East By-Election; Artificial Intelligence’ – it is Automated Officiousness; Gay Cakes; From Russia, Improbably; Planned Addictions; China Rising; The Dirty War in Iraq; Wrecking the USA; California Dreaming; ; The Right to Troll?; Bitcoin is a Crook’s Best Friend; Shame in Ukraine; Poor Little Croatia?; White Helmets, Black Hearts?; Panic? In Public, My Face Is Recognisable!; Tolerance – Not Unlimited; Undue Tolerance for the Overclass; Hate the Many, Not the Few; Fooled R Us; Needing Good Jobs; Feed the Rich, Crush the Ordinary; Korea; Windrush Scandal; Lukewarm on Israel; British Soldiers Off-Limits?; British Shopping Fading.; China Curbs Overpaid Stars; Chinese Super-Cities; Chinese Beliefs; British Divorce Laws Out of Date; Paris 1968; Protecting Women; Inequality and Investment; Lebanon Changes; Unjust Rules; Failed Cosmopolitanism; Stress; Close Votes Save Mrs May; Tom Wolfe: The False Stuff.
Also available as a PDF – Blog On The News – August 2018
June & July: Feed-the-Rich Economics. How the Mixed Economy won the Cold War.
Democracies and one-party states. Western Europe’s systems are not the only way.
Newsnotes April 2018: Time On Our Side, You Don’t Need a Gay Indian-Irishman To Know Which Way the Wind Blows, Ambiguous Leftism in the Czech Republic, More Old Hatreds Revive, Jews, Seals and Antisemites, Gaddafi the Second?, Snippets , Don’t worry, be Finland, Money Fit for Crooks, Remembering Stephen Hawking.
Newsnotes May 2018; Policeless policing?, Windrush – “Don’t Take Truth for an Answer”, Is This the Facebook that Shipped A Thousand Lies?, From Technocrat to Cashocrats, China – Trade Insults, Not Goods?, Snippets, Korea, Wasteful Wars, As Honest as a Fox.
28th May: The 13th Chancellor
Hitler’s Organic Links with British & Wider European Culture
The Uncomfortable Closeness of Adolph Hitler; Fantasy-Genocide in the Modern Mainstream; Hitler’s Misjudgements; Karl Lueger – The Road Not Taken; Mussolini – Our Jews and Other Jews; Who Do You Blame?; ‘Our Jews’ as Other Jews?; The Protocols of Zion – a Plagiarism of ‘Joly the Miserable’; From Russia With Hate; Antisemitism in the London Times; Joly’s Metamorphosis; The Shaping of Hitler; Who was ‘Joly the Miserable’?; Hitler’s Private Views; Appendix: Was Hitler Really 13th?
8th May – Newsnotes for March:
Cuckoo Capitalism; Top Accountants as ‘Easy Priests’; Let them starve, but do not sin!; Death of a God-Salesman (Billy Graham) ; China facing the 2020s; Czech Majority Undemocratically Elect Anti-Western Candidate; From Outer Space came Baked Alaska; Snippets: Massive Tory failure in Local Government; The patriot’s Brexit game;Boots, Boots, Boots, Boots, Marching over all of us!.
3rd April – Jews as ‘Collateral Damage’ in the Fall of the British Empire:
Part One, Britain’s Exterminating Sea Empire.
No proper understanding of either Zionism or anti-Semitism is possible if you think of these as unique beliefs arising for baffling reasons. It is wrong to suppose that either are due to some Jewish uniqueness. To me, it has always seemed obvious that these were typical instances of global human behaviour. Desires that often run into foolishness, wickedness and ‘ethnic cleansing’.
Racism isn’t necessarily anti-Jewish, and nor is Fascism. The roots lie in the wrong turning that the expanding British Empire took in the early 19th century. For while Racism is an older sentiment that Universalism, the remarkable growth of White Racism in the 19th century was led and encouraged by the British Empire.
In the 1920s and 1930s, all Jews including Zionists were caught up in a disaster caused by the decline of the British Empire. Caused also by the USA’s irresponsible detachment and Hitler’s foolish haste in undermining British hegemony in Europe.
Also available as a PDF, Problems 29 – Genocide in the British Empire
21st March – Did Russia do the Nerve Gas Assassination?
13th February – Newsnotes for November 2017
30th December – Newsnotes for October 2017.
19th December – When was the Number of Sovereign States at a Minimum?
22nd November – Feed-the-Rich Economics. Advert for Problems 31.
12th November – Newsnotes for September.
3rd October – Newsnotes for July / August 2017
Assessing May’s failure in the snap election she chose to call.
- Newsnotes for June 2017.
- Awed by the Amazing Twentieth?
Just published, Problems 30. And Problems 26 & 27 are now on-line.
Problems 30: Jews as ‘Collateral Damage’ in the Fall of the British Empire. Part Two: The 13th Chancellor (summary only)
Available on-line – Khrushchev Had a Little-Known Trotskyist Past.
Problems 26 – Smedley: an American Woman Who Loved China’s Red Army
- How Agnes Smedley found a life’s purpose in China
- Her connection with super-spy Richard Sorge
- Her account of the little-known Red Areas in South China
- The surprising neglect of her work by later writers
- How she told a genuinely unknown and potentially damaging story about Mao
- The cowboy scholarship of ‘Wild Swan’ Chang and ‘Doc’ Halliday.
- Her account of the ‘A.B. Group’, an early split within the Red Army
- The Chinese Social Democrats’ efforts to created a functional Third Force
Also available as a PDF, Problems 26 Smedley and China’s Red Army
Problems 27 – China: Agnes Smedley’s Battle Hymn Against Japan
- Smedley as Stranger In Her Own Land
- Chinese Trotskyism
- The little-known Trotskyist influence on Khrushchev
- Witness at Xian – and Loose Cannon at Xian
- A Failed Sexual Revolution at Yenan
- Singing a Battle Hymn of China
- Persecution by the Ignorant and Powerful
- Death and Unjust Neglect
Also available as a PDF, Problems 27 – Smedley in the Sino-Japanese War
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