Tag Archives | politics

The Ghost
The Ghost by Robert Harris

Adam Lang, ex-Prime Minister, is writing his memoirs. Or to be more honest, he needs a ghostwriter. Someone to do […]

Beasts of the walking city
Beasts of the walking city by Del Law

Book one in the Walking Cities series Blackwell is a Hugliev, a once powerful race that have been hunted to […]

On a red station, drifting
on a red station drifitng

Ever since she arrived on Prosper Station Quyen has been welcomed by the Honoured Ancestress, the artificial intelligence that runs […]

Dune (round iii)

Dune

The final questions for the Dune group read are:

  1. What is your reaction to finally learning the identity of Princess Irulan? Do you think that her convention added to the story?
  2. Were you satisfied with the ending? For those reading for the first time, was it what you expected?
  3. On both Arrakis and Salusa Secundus, ecology plays a major role in shaping both characters and the story itself. Was this convincing? Do you think that Paul would have gone through with his threat to destroy the spice, knowing what it would mean for Arrakis?
  4. Both Leto and Paul made their decisions on marriage for political reasons. Do you agree with their choices?
  5. What was your favorite part in this section of the book?
  6. One of the things I noticed in the discussions last week was Herbert’s use of the word “jihad.” What do you think of Herbert’s message about religion and politics?
Feed

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It is 2039 and Georgia & Shaun Mason are up and coming bloggers. Solid betas they are on the look out for the story that will enable them to break away and start their own site, their own identity. And they are about to get their big break, because presidential hopeful Senator Ryman is about to start campaigning for the Republican nomination. And the Masons are going to be part of his media circus.

Oh, and did I mention the zombies?

Political Compass

Edit: What is a questionnaire without a graph? embiggen it So, where do you stand on the political compass? I’m […]

The tension is building

And hopefully once half five rolls around there’ll be no thought of politics or history, just rugby, and a win […]

Fixity of Tenure, Freedom to Sell and Fair Rent

Yesterday, at lunch I walked by An Roinn Iompair and spotted a very sorry looking tricolour; looking like it had been half blown off the flagpole a few days earlier and not been touched.

It wasn’t until much later, when I was on my way home and spotted the flag outside the court in exactly the same state that it dawned on me. They were simply at half mast, but because there was very little wind they were just hanging there, not blowing.

Mouth of Flowers

Sun the 16th of Oct was the 115th anniversary of the birth of Michael Collins. And marking this date was […]

Apropos of nothing

Isn’t this a scary looking banner? I mean, first of all “Homeland Security” is so 1984 it really isn’t funny, […]

Are you right there, Father Ted?

Was browsing over on the Irish Independent’s site (reg or bugmenot req’d), and came across a letter on the topic of immigration. It was written agreeing with one in the paper the previous day. I hadn’t seen the first one, so took a peek. It’d make you wonder.

What’s left if our freedom is sold?

I usually don’t listen to the radio on the way home from work[1], but because of the attacks in London […]