Monthly Archives: February 2017

Its getting late time to hit the road.

Its quite difficult to try and keep upbeat when so much of what you thought was tried tested and true is striped away.

Try and keep hold of something if you can because its all just blowing away in the wind now. Faith hope and charity.  Don’t beat yourself up if ultimately you fail. So many of us do.  You are probably not alone but it feels that way.

Of course it might be that you are far more compatible with some folks that live in
a newly discovered solar system just 39 light years from earth which contains planets that could contain liquid water. 

How cool is that?

Its this cool 

One day!

Totalitarianism in the age of Trump: lessons from Hannah Arendt

On BBC radio and downloadable as a podcast.

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the political philosophy of Hannah Arendt. She developed many of her ideas in response to the rise of totalitarianism in the C20th, partly informed by her own experience as a Jew in Nazi Germany before her escape to France and then America. She wanted to understand how politics had taken such a disastrous turn and, drawing on ideas of Greek philosophers as well as her peers, what might be done to create a better political life. Often unsettling, she wrote of ‘the banality of evil’ when covering the trial of Eichmann, one of the organisers of the Holocaust.