This post is extracted from a longer article I wrote a couple of years ago which was published in the ‘Socialist Standard’; as a follow on from my last posting it may have some resonance. Great men and disproportionately fewer great women are defined and refined for us by those whom we deem to be […]~ read more ~
Posts tagged Louis de Bernieres
Great men and disproportionately fewer great women are defined and refined for us by those whom we deem to be worthy of lording it over us every four or five years. They stand upon manifestos that promise much but deliver little. What they do deliver, but never talk about beforehand, is war or conflict, reduced […]~ read more ~
Is This The True Story Behind The Title To Louis de Bernieres’ Wonderful Story, ‘Birds Without Wings’?
This is a true story – no, it really is, I promise you. OK, I’ll admit to a bit of speculation about one small part of it, but I’ll let you weigh up the odds and decide for yourself. It starts like this . . . J was in the UK and our daughter, son-in-law […]~ read more ~