Tag: Education

THE PURSUIT OF KNOWLEDGE ….

Founded in 1826, ‘The Society For the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge’, (mainly through the ministrations of  Lord Henry Peter Brougham ) despite being overlooked and largely forgotten by history, has been experiencing something of a Renaissance over the last few years, and in a not totally unexpected manner. I very much doubt that many people […]

IF I WERE THE DEVIL ….

The following essay was first broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on this day in 1965: The speech has undergone a number of changes over the last fifty-two years, being reworked and edited by the author and others, but the adaptations I have published here …. are as close to the original as can […]

OUTLAW HEROES #6….

The sixth in a series of articles which recognises real-life Outlaw Heroes Thomas Spence: The Poor Man’s Revolutionary Thomas Spence (1750 – 1814) was an English Radical and advocate of the common ownership of land. He was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, the son of a Scottish net and shoe maker. He was one of the leading […]

WRONG ON ALL LEVELS….

I have been giving a lot of thought lately, as to what I believe is really wrong with this country. Or the world for that matter. Why everything seems so completely ‘out of step’ with everything that you have always believed to be a ‘normal’ existence. You just ‘know’ that things are not right, but […]

‘ONE LESS PERSON’….

The year 2006 was the year the HPV vaccine (Gardasil) was introduced to the general public, through massive media hype praising the ‘value’ of the inoculation for girls 9 to 26 years of age. Their famous line: “One less girl to get cervical cancer,” was used in an award-winning TV commercial for example. (I wonder […]

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