Monthly Archives: February 2016

Thinking Aloud: “Fatherland”

Feb. 16, 2015 by Darius  I recently read Fatherland by Robert Harris. Fatherland is a detective novel with a twist: it takes place in an alternative history 20 years after Germany won World War II. Xavier Marsh is an investigator … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Politics: Getting Off the Train”

“Politics: Getting Off the Train” The Economist, February 6-12, 26, 2016, p.5 [special report] http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21689877-mr-erdogans-commitment-democracy-seems-be-fading-getting-train “Early in his career Mr Erdogan made a telling remark he was later to regret. Democracy is like a train, he said; you get off … Continue reading

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