Charlie’s Angel – Zineb El Rhazoui And The Fight Against Fundamentalist Islam

Islam

Reading Time: 5 minutes   Zineb El Rhazoui’s views on the problems that we face, concerning the effects of religion on society, are very close to my own. Namely, it is the interpretation and application of written texts and superstitions as a political doctrine that cause problems. For the former journalist at Charlie Hebdo, even a recipe book can […]

The EU Should Learn From Brexit, And Be Inspired By The Enlightenment

EU

Reading Time: 4 minutes Of all the political and economic crises that the European Union has faced in recent years, the UK’s decision to leave  – for whatever reason – is the most challenging for the EU governing bodies. At least, it should be if the EU values its continued existence. The UK had a fair share of internal […]

“Foreigners Go” – The Settled Status App For EU Citizens

Reading Time: 4 minutes If ever you have wanted to play an online game that put your whole future at risk, now’s your chance. If you are an EU citizen living in the UK, just download the government’s “settled status” app, as soon as it becomes available, and start playing. The fact that the government insists that the application […]

Domestic Violence – Because It Was Her, Because It Was Me…

Reading Time: 5 minutes A 31-year-old French woman, known as “ Aïda,” has been found partially responsible for her paraplegia, after having  returned home to her companion, whilst knowing that he was violent – having been victim to domestic violence in the past – and despite police advice not to do so. The couple had no home of their […]

If There’s Life Without Facebook, Send Me The Link!

Reading Time: 4 minutes         It’s one minute to midnight and we are entering the last day of the year. Forget about Brexit, Trump, and violent men with yellow vests. Forget about the fact that we haven’t had a white Christmas for ages, and that the Japanese are hell-bent in chasing sharks. This time of year […]

The Living Dead (1): Victor Hugo – “The Last Day Of A Condemned Man”

Reading Time: 7 minutes   Anthony Charles Graves (born August 29, 1965) is the 138th exonerated death row inmate in America. With no record of violence, he was arrested at 26 years old, wrongfully convicted, and incarcerated for 18 years before finally being exonerated and released. He was awarded $1.4 million for the time he spent imprisoned, and the prosecutor who put him in prison was […]

The Case Against Evolutionary Psychology – When Science Forgets Morality

Reading Time: 6 minutes I’ve had a brief encounter with the world of evolutionary psychology, by posting my last piece in a Facebook group baring the same name. It was accepted by a moderator but not, it seems, by the group’s members. Maybe they didn’t like the way I criticized psychologists. I was accused of submitting a blog post […]