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Against the silver bullet or one thingism 

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One of the best political insights I’ve ever heard, that on reflection is quite obvious, is that people are extremely vulnerable to the “silver bullet”

Glinski’s triumph

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 5th August 1506 – The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Crimean

Ford gets going

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 23rd July 1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car

Arson in Ephesus

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 21st July 356 BC – The Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one

Let’s try fixing what we have

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I remember a trip to Port St Johns about 10 years ago. As we drove through the town, one of the worst-run in the country,

Victory at Berestechko

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 30th June 1651 – The Deluge: Khmelnytsky Uprising – The Battle of

The light of liberty

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 17th June 1885 – The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York

United in trauma

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It’s a lazy cliché that South Africa is a divided society, when in reality there are many things that unite us. Unfortunately, some of the

The Amritsar crisis

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 5th June 1984 – Operation Blue Star: Under orders from Prime Minister

Kublai Khan’s failure in the Far East

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 31st May 1293 – Mongol invasion of Java ends in failure When