Archive for November, 2020

A review of “China’s War With Japan 1937-1945” by Rana Mitter

November 5th, 2020 by Roger Darlington

The Second World War is generally thought to be clearly delineated as taking place from 1939-1945, although the two major allied nations – the Soviet Union and the United States – did not enter the conflict until 1941. For China, though, the Second World War can be seen as a major period in a wider […]

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How does the United States elect its President?

November 3rd, 2020 by Roger Darlington

Today, those Americans who have not already voted by post or in early balloting – as an astonishing nearly 100 million have done – can go to their polling station and vote for the next President of the USA. In fact, the President is not elected directly by the voters but by an Electoral College […]

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A review of the new movie “On The Rocks”

November 2nd, 2020 by Roger Darlington

The weekend before a second lockdown to tackle the coronavirus crisis, I was so keen to enjoy the cinema experience before it was denied to me once more. So I managed to catch “On The Rocks” on the big screen while most people will see it on Apple’s streaming service. Written and directed by Sofia […]

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Who are Americans voting for this week?

November 2nd, 2020 by Roger Darlington

Tuesday 3 November 2020 is a big day in the United States with a massive amount of balloting going on. Everyone knows that Americans will be electing the next President and Vice-President for a four-year term. The choice is between Donald Trump and Mike Pence for the Republicans and Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for […]

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