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Roger Darlington.Each day, many thousands of people visit this site. It is intended to be truly international and eclectic and, if you use the search facility to the right, you'll find that there is something about almost every country and virtually every topic somewhere in the nearly 170 sections.

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Thought For The Week

"Uber, the world’s largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook, the world’s most popular media owner, creates no content. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory. And Airbnb, the world’s largest accommodation provider, owns no real estate. Something interesting is happening."

Tom Goodwin, senior vice president of strategy and innovation at Havas Media.

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What's new?

  • A review of a biography of the Duke of Wellington, victor at Waterloo
  • A review of the recent film "The Imitation Game"
  • A review of the blockbuster movie "Mad Max: Fury Road"
  • A review of the best-selling novel "The Martian"
  • My short essay on the crisis in the older democracies
  • What's popular?

    1. A short guide to the British political system
    2. A short guide to the American political system
    3. A comparison of the British and American political systems
    4. Motivational tales and stories
    5. How to think critically