The thin lacquer of culture

I was shown this video of a German soldier in WWI reflecting on what happened when he came face-to-face with a French soldier he killed:

Should we have Remembrance Sunday in church?

I had an interesting discussion with somebody on social media the other day. The question was posed this way: What’s the rationale behind dissenters doing

The issues surrounding Iraq are not so straightforward

You don’t have to read much of the political comment on this blog to discover I am no great fan of Tony Blair. I am

The politics and problems of bombing Syria

Last night saw the House of Commons hold a 10 hour debate on air strikes in Syria. A vote was passed to go ahead with a bombing campaign. What were the politics and problems behind this decision?