The deterrent effect works on the belief on the part of the opponent that a retaliation will be forthcoming. Despite how much we don’t want to retaliate, our people and theirs will be safest if we pretend that we always will.Continue reading The Nuclear Deterrent: A Response to a Meme by Another Angry Voice
I took two walks to the beach, a thin strip of sand and concrete just to the East of Copenhagen.Continue reading Photos from Copenhagen, #2: by the Beach
Copenhagen is a beautiful city, and I was fortunate to catch some lovely scenes when I visited.Continue reading Photos from Copenhagen, #1: by the River
Some thoughts from Copenhagen, in no particular order.Continue reading Musings from Copenhagen
Only racists, imperialists and bigots voted out. I’m ashamed to have been one of them. I am so sorry for voting for Brexit. Continue reading I’m Sorry for Voting for Brexit
[Guest post by Joel Pearce]
This may come as little surprise to some, but I nevertheless thought that I would make it public: I support the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s exit from the European Union. In fact, no, that is something of a falsification – what I actually support is a dissolution of the European Union itself, and a return of sovereignty to the 28 member states that comprise it.Continue reading Who Rules over Us? Who Shall? (Brexit)
A friend of mine posted the following meme on Facebook: my fingers hovered over the keyboard then I thought ‘No’ and realized that it would not be a good idea to offer my friend a mini-dissertation on a 4-second internet meme. So here’s what I would have written.Continue reading A Response to A Meme on the Subject of Beliefs, Actions and Ethics
Olympia and I discuss mental-illness, depression and schizophrenia, alongside Oly’s personal experience with all of the above. Oly is a PhD researcher, working to explore the genetics of such conditions.
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This time, Joel and I discuss Will Self, the death of the novel, the new age of Puritanism, privilege-checking, race, the St George Cross (English flag), national identity and drugs.
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Please listen to the Fauxcat #2, below:–