Poisonous TImes

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

I read this book about Stalin’s last grim years and suspicious death while speculation briefly raged in the media about the death of Saddam Hussein and his replacement by a double or a sudden palace coup. Dictators are never allowed to die straightforwardly. Years later, speculation still surrounds the death of Adolf Hitler; Stalin’s death just […]

It’s Good To Talk?

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

The old British Telecom advert ‘It’s good to talk’ has become an article of faith for the current British government in recommending how other states deal with terrorists. They have certainly been very free with their advice to all and sundry. One might call them evangelists of garrulousness. The Northern Ireland example has also given […]

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