Archive for March, 2011

When 13 March is really 14 March

March 13th, 2011 by Roger Darlington

I am something of a student of politics, current affairs and international relations, but understanding the situation in Lebanon – which I have just visited – is something else. It is so complicated and ultimately politics here is a matter of life and deaths with a devastating civil war from 1975-1990 and more recently targeted […]

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Back from Syria & Lebanon

March 12th, 2011 by Roger Darlington

If you’re regular reader of NightHawk, you’ll have noticed that I haven’t been blogging for the last week and a half. This is because Vee and I have been on holiday in Syria & Lebanon. We had a fascinating time and learned so much but, in Syria, Vee had the worst stomach trouble she’s ever […]

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What’s in a name – and title? (2)

March 1st, 2011 by Roger Darlington

A week ago, I did a posting on a bizarre German political scandal about the Defence Minister who was accused of plagiaring his doctorate. As fun as the issue is his name: Karl-Theodor Maria Nikolaus Johann Jacob Philipp Franz Joseph Sylvester, Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg or simply Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg or – as his […]

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