In 1917 Senator Hiram Johnson reminded the Senate that the first casualty when war comes is truth. War, as a U.S. general pointed out is ‘nothing personal, it is just business.’
THE THIRD REICH’S architectural triumphs, Olympic events and trade exhibitions, were extravagantly adorned by the most stunning sculptures. These splendours have since been destroyed and their records airbrushed out of the history books by the victors of World War II. For this reason, the names and works of the greatest sculptors in history may be better known and appreciated in 2,000 years than they are today.
Many of the woes suffered by the Western nations can be attributed to the woeful ignorance of the general population – especially those born after 1980.
Michael Walsh-McLaughlin when British Movement Party leader made international headlines when with comrades of various nationalities, he chained himself to the railings of the American Embassy in Madrid.
MÍCHEÁL WALSH smiles as he recalls that early in life, he dreamed only of becoming a well-known novelist. Under no illusions, he knew he was unlikely to succeed without the drudge. Leslie Thomas, the author of the bestselling The Virgin Soldiers wallpapered his bedroom walls with publisher’s rejection slips.
At the onset of the internet, a pundit remarked that future society would be divided between the computer literate and those who failed to keep up. What was the outcome of that prediction?
It is a gift we take for granted. It is a gift so commonplace that it tends to be overlooked when there is a need to say something meaningful to someone important in your life. It is one gift with one million choices.
Books educate and inspire. Books help us to become better (or worse) human beings. Books are a mirror reflection of what we are. Show me a person’s bookcase and I know as much as I need to know about that person.
The tributes I have received during the 53-years of political struggle, Mike Kampf as my wife calls it, are invariably respectful and complimentary and are a great source of pride for me.
Why live one life when by purchasing and reading books and novels you can live as many lives as you wish? You can accompany explorers, share the fields of conflict with the servicemen of many nationalities. You can fall in love with beautiful women and travel, solve crimes and be a part of any unfolding drama. Dilemma: With millions of titles available our problem as book buyers is to discover a novel that will turn us into a Paige Turner.