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Deeper research is required if we are to understand a brutal war that turned Rhodesia into Zimbabwe

Trevor Grundy | 27 January, 2022

BOOK REVIEW   A Brutal State of Affairs – The Rise and fall of Rhodesia by Henrik Ellert and Dennis Anderson (Weaver Press, Harare, Zimbabwe, 2020 pp 412)   by…   Read more >

New book sheds fresh light on Italian war crimes in Ethiopia and the help the Pope gave to Mussolini’s fascists

Trevor Grundy | 25 January, 2022

Book Review ‘Holy War – The untold story of Catholic Italy’s crusade against the Ethiopian Orthodox Church’ by Ian Campbell (Hurst & Company, London, 449 pp) by Trevor Grundy  …   Read more >

Downing Street’s ‘Odd Couple’ who help safeguard Boris Johnson’s version of British democracy

Trevor Grundy | 20 January, 2022

Boris Johnson and Munira Mirza. The British PM says she’s ‘hip, cool, groovy and generally on-trend.’   By Trevor Grundy   Whatever happens to Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the…   Read more >

White supremacist who down-loaded bomb-making instructions told to read ‘Pride and Prejudice’ to help him mend his ways

Trevor Grundy | 4 September, 2021

Gay Pride and Racial Prejudice: Jane Austen’s novel  about the upper-middle-class marriage market in England over 200 years ago , is one of the books recommended by a judge in…   Read more >

We’re not living under Stalin so why do we let literary nincompoops wave clenched fists at us?

Trevor Grundy | 24 August, 2021

“The only thing that gives these made-up decrees any authority is obeying them.” – Lionel Shriver   By Trevor Grundy   In his Introduction to the first edition of Eugene…   Read more >

A 394-year walk with British royalty has done us harm, says top Caribbean historian and reparatory justice campaigner

Trevor Grundy | 15 August, 2021

Sir Hilary Beckles signing a book called ‘Britain’s Black Debt.‘ It tells how some of England’s best respected families  sprung from nowhere until they entered the Caribbean and made billions…   Read more >

Russian oligarchs join queue to donate and shake hands with Prince Charles of Bucksinhand Palace

Trevor Grundy | 5 August, 2021

 Emma Raducanu, winner of this year’s US Open – Picture from front page of Private Eye 17-30 September 2021   By Trevor Grundy   On the BBC’s flagship radio Today,…   Read more >

Mike Hartnack (1945-2006) – A great African journalist who will never be forgotten

Trevor Grundy | 2 August, 2021

Michael Hartnack was one of Zimbabwe’s finest journalists and  foreign correspondents. He died  fifteen years ago on August 2, 2006 after suffering a heart attack while attending an art exhibition…   Read more >

Queen’s power to change legislation is archaic and should be scrapped, says Scotland’s top land rights campaigner

Trevor Grundy | 31 July, 2021

Evening at Balmoral, a watercolour by the artist Carl Haag which is on the front page of The Invention of Tradition by Eric Hobsbawm and Terence Ranger,(Cambridge University Press, 1983),…   Read more >

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel say criminals should clean the streets and ‘yobs’ should be put in chain gangs

Trevor Grundy | 28 July, 2021

Crime-crackers Johnson and Patel: Chain gangs minimised the cost of guarding prisoners   By Trevor Grundy   Two of Britain’s most high-profile politicians, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Affairs…   Read more >