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Briefs

Stone Cold Reader

Professor Norman Stone, who died aged 78 on 19 June 2019, was an eminent historian renowned for the research he invested in his books. According to

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Briefs

The Big Weigh-In

A million dollars in $100 dollar bills weighs 20.5 pounds. A million in $20s is 102 pounds (seven stone and three pounds). A million in

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Briefs

The remains of the day

“It is possible to cremate someone in the United States today, ‘without ever speaking to, much less seeing a human being’. You can arrange it

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Advice

Crisis? What Crisis?

“Crisis? – What Crisis?” (Mischievous, and inaccurate, tabloid headline from 1978) “A half-truth is a whole lie.” (An old Jewish proverb, supposedly) “You don’t shoot

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Briefs

Don’t Follow The Money

“Fewer than 500 US counties voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential election but those account for two thirds of GDP; the more than

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