Archive for July, 2006

The most iconic political image

July 9th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

What can it be? When you think about it, it can be only one thing: the photograph of ‘Che’ Guevara taken by Alberto ‘Korda’ Diaz on 5 March 1960. This afternoon, I went to the Victoria & Albert Museum in central London to see an exhibition built entirely around this image. How the picture was […]

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Why does history matter?

July 9th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

I’m fascinated by history, even though I had to stop studying it at school at the age of 15 because I had to make a choice between history and physics and my original plan was to be an engineer so I had to choose physics. To this day, though, I still enjoy watching history programmes […]

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The end of the human race

July 8th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

Now that’s pretty BIG issue for any blog. How might it happen? And how might it be prevented? For ideas on how the human race could end, look no further than a book I read recently by Martin Rees titled “Our Final Century”. You can read my review here. For thoughts on how the human […]

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I’ve missed you

July 8th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

For most of the last week, you have not been able to access my web site or weblogs and I’ve not been able to share with you information and thoughts. Other than when I’ve been on holiday (when even I forget the Net), this is the first time in three years of blogging almost daily […]

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One year later ..

July 7th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

For all of us in Britain and most especially those of us who live in London, today has been the first anniversary of the four suicide bombs that killed a total of 52 people and injured many more. Last year, I was fortunate that I was not in London – I was out in High […]

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NightHawk flies again!

July 7th, 2006 by Roger Darlington

NightHawk – the personal blog named after my father-in-law – has been down for a week, the worst interruption since I started it over three years ago. I’m really sorry for this. The problem has been the hosting company I’ve used. Its old server was being hacked, increasingly causing problems for my web site and […]

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