Author: James Higham

The boy who asked why

Tsunamis and earthquakes [2]

This worries me: President Gloria Arroyo placed the Philippines under a “state of calamity” on Friday and terrified people fled their homes as a powerful typhoon threatened to unleash more carnage following deadly floods. The emotive language and extreme reaction…

No means no!

In the middle of the night, let this plea to the Irish join the other voices.  The Telegraph put it nicely: When Ireland voted to reject the Treaty of Lisbon in June last year, David Miliband, the Foreign Secretary, said…

Army of Crime – Virginie Ledoyen

The phrase “army of crime”, says Wiki, refers to the caption on the historical Affiche Rouge propaganda poster, in which the Nazis sought to present prominent resistance fighters as criminals. The caption read “Liberators? Liberation by the army of crime”.…

Day of the week

When the day before yesterday was referred to as the day after tomorrow, the day that was then called yesterday was as far away from the day we now call tomorrow as yesterday is from the day which we shall…