War

Harry Browne (17 June 1933 – 2006) was an American politician, libertarian writer and public speaker, investment analyst and the author of more than twenty books and thousands of articles. In his 1995 book “Why Government Doesn’t Work” he wrote: “The politicians’ stirring phrases are meant to keep our eyes averted from the reality of… Read More War

Tom Jones

Welsh singer Sir Thomas John Woodward (known professionally as Tom Jones) is 81 today! 🍕 In December 1967 he recorded “Delilah” (lyrics by Barry Mason and music by Les Reed) and, singing it in his dramatic fashion, he managed to make it a top hit all over the world. This song is about a crime… Read More Tom Jones

🎵 Bohemian Rhapsody 🎵 (3) – analysis

The title refers to ‘Bohemian’, (Bohemia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) which denotes an unconventional person involved in the arts, and ‘Rhapsody’, a fantasy which follows a certain operatic logic, and may be considered as a distortion of Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody”. Its lyrics progress through the central character’s understanding of his condition. Intro… Read More 🎵 Bohemian Rhapsody 🎵 (3) – analysis

5 September 1981 : In Italy rape cannot be cancelled by marriage any longer

        The article of law whereby a rapist could extinguish his crime by marrying his victim – “rehabilitating marriage” (“matrimonio riparatore” in Italian) – was abolished in Italy only on 5 September 1981 Before that date, under Article 544 of the Italian Penal Code, sexual violence was considered an offence against morals… Read More 5 September 1981 : In Italy rape cannot be cancelled by marriage any longer