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By Gwynne Dyer - Sep 12,2019
The distinguished American novelist and essayist has a piece in the current issue of The New Yorker entitled ‘What If We Stopped Pretending?’ Stopped pretending that the climate apocalypse is not going to sweep us all away, he means.
By Gwynne Dyer - Sep 07,2019
Have we reached peak fascist in Europe? Well, all right then, peak hard-right nationalist, but are we there yet?
By Gwynne Dyer - Aug 29,2019
Shock! Horror! Johnson prorogues parliament! End of democracy in Britain!
By Gwynne Dyer - Jul 29,2019
Forty years ago James Lovelock published his book “Gaia: a New Look at Life on Earth”, setting forth his hypothesis that all life on Earth is part of a co-evolved system that maintains the planet as an environment hospitable to abundant life.
By Gwynne Dyer - Jul 11,2019
Iran has “begun its march... towards nuclear weaponry”, said Israel’s Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, and that is technically correct.
By Gwynne Dyer - Jul 05,2019
Oscar Wilde described fox-hunting as “the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible”. Brexit may be similarly defined as the unhinged in pursuit of the infeasible.Unhinged how?
By Gwynne Dyer - Jun 14,2019
A drug bust can ruin your whole day, so it is best to have a get-out-of-jail-free card ready. In the United States being white will usually make the police take a charitable view, but in the UK the best strategy is to say that you are planning to go into politics.
By Gwynne Dyer - May 09,2019
US President Donald Trump is playing hardball with China over trade, and the worry-warts are fretting that he is going to start a real trade war by accident.
By Gwynne Dyer - Apr 25,2019
The Taoiseach (prime minister) of the Republic of Ireland Leo Varadkar and Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom both showed up on Wednesday in Belfast in Northern Ireland for the funeral of a young woman called Lyra McKee.
By Gwynne Dyer - Apr 04,2019
In a recent survey of potential adult migrants worldwide, 47 million said they would most like to move to Canada. There are only 37 million people in Canada. The same goes for Australia: 36 million would like to move there; only 25 million do live there.



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