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Hell Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

Hell Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

[An unoccupied, windowless but otherwise plushly decorated hotel room. The single door opens and a valet escorts Tony Blair, Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher into the room. Churchill and Thatcher take seats on either side of the room. Blair stands […]

Screen Presidents

Screen Presidents

When actors land a big part, they do not get much bigger than Commander-in-Chief. Sometimes the role is played crooked, sometimes played true. Sometimes the President is a hero, sometimes a fool. Here is my shortlist of the actors who […]

Working for Area 53

Working for Area 53

Area 51 is a secret military base in Nevada, where some say US Government scientists study the remnants of flying saucers that have fallen to earth. Area 53 is another secret military base, where different scientists turn what was learned […]

All for Nought

All for Nought

In her last Christmas message of the decade, the Queen Elizabeth II began by saying: Each year that passes seems to have its own character. Some leave us with a feeling of satisfaction, others are best forgotten. 2009 was a […]