Begun in 2008, it's unlikely that I'll regularly make entries to this blog, so do check my main site at www.fourhares.com

This blog is more likely to include posts of a political nature - and one that requires sisu on the part of many!

Archives dated prior to March 2008 are entries moved across from either LiveJournal or Octant.

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‘Durban-II’ – or how to make a mockery of the U.N.

It’s a pretty sad state of affairs at which even George Orwell would have been saddened. It seems that the UN’s adoption of orwellian Newspeak is such that it even surpasses Orwell in his darkest hour: the so-called ‘anti-racism’ conference sponsored by the UN (or should that be, in this case, the Divided Nations) and […]

Oft fear of an evil drives us to another worse

Those words, penned in 1674 by Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (Canto I, l.64) in his L’Art Poetique, has unfortunately so many resonances in today’s socio-political climate.

At one level, this can be seen on a common basis as one boards flights: the fear of some flight incident is driving society to measures reminiscent of fascism – and the […]

Ethics

[from LiveJournal]

Seems that the more I read, the more it seems that there is a lack of understanding as to what ethics is.

Many seem to base ethical views on deontological statements, or on emotivism, or on socially or psychologically determined dispositions.

One of the papers I will need to prepare – perhaps as I prepare for […]