Monthly Archives: January 2014

What drove Tolkien?

Any assessment of Tolkien must begin by considering his enormous popularity. Some of this popularity, no doubt, was simply “popular things become popular”. But that level of popularity requires the threshold – if you like a critical mass – before … Continue reading

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Brainwashing and “Freedom”

Term brain washing was evolved in the height of behaviourism – in as much as “conditioning” was accepted as a component. One belief was that all behaviour was a result of acquired, externally induced, patterns. The extension of this was … Continue reading

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Blaming Emma West.

4 January 2014   Western governments have developed the knack of blaming their populations, or particularly individuals in their populations.  A problem often arises because of ineptitude of that government, but it is convenient and it distracts popular opinion if … Continue reading

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