Category Archives: Politics

Death of the Hero

We’re not used to stories about failure, and they’re hard for us to understand. Continue reading

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What Wotan Wants

“It seems hard to sneak a look at God’s cards. But that He plays dice is something that I cannot believe for a single moment.” Continue reading

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Why Siegmund?

‘Something must be done. This is something. Therefore we must do it.’ Continue reading

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Nixon / Nixon / Nixon

“…even with such an almost endless wealth of material, both factual and fictional, to chew on, you only ever feel you’re scratching the surface of Nixon’s innermost thoughts and motivations.” Continue reading

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Save Rhiwbina Library

Let’s learn to love and value all libraries, from the biggest to the smallest. Continue reading

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Vox Populi

There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth on my social network timelines about the electoral success – or at the very least, media prominence – of UKIP and their equivalents in the run-up to and results of elections … Continue reading

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Harriet Potter – the opera

There’s no doubting that a decent proportion of operas would comprehensively fail the Bechdel test…. Continue reading

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