‘So tell me, why can’t we trust politicians?’

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In a TED Talk on ‘Why democracy matters’ Rory Stewart tells a little joke. He recounts the story of a schoolboy: “let’s call him Little Billy” who is one day asked by his teacher what his father does for a living. The boy replies ‘my father plays the piano in an opium den’. So…

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Notes from Nowhere

Notes from Nowhere

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Some kind of Social Democrat. History and Politics obsessed. Sometimes writing about Iran