Gormless youngsters

56.4% of British employers are concerned that graduates lack leadership skills, literacy, the ability to communicate or manage their own lives, solve problems or motivate themselves. In my opinion leaders are born, not made. (I know whereof I speak, having been on three leadership courses, which only confirmed my firm opinion that I had sparse …

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Pandering to the religious right

Apparently the Bush Administration is trying to redefine contraception as abortion. Are there no lengths to which these people will not go?   The world is over-populated, there is not enough food,  oil and raw materials to go round the 8 billion people,  and there are still such ostriches with their superstitious heads in the sand. …

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Co-authors of the destruction of American power

In his new 464 page book “Reappraisals: Reflections on the Forgotten Twentieth Century‘, the ubiquitous and prolific Tony Judt says:” Both liberal and neocon thinking has suffered from an ingrained provincialism that, when combined with grandiose schemes for rebuilding the world on the American model, helped to precipitate the foreign policy disasters of the Bush …

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