Here are the Blogs in the NER category.
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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by David Hamilton (October 2014) T.S. Eliot's inspiration, John Donne, was very influential in Verse Satire as Ben Jonson was in poetry. Verse Satire began as a poetic form in the 1590s, spread and influenced dramatists. This is a literary tradition, which far from being outdated shows continuity ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:56 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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by Theodore Dalrymple (October 2014) It always intrigued me when I practised as a doctor to observe how Man is always but a slight injury or biochemical disturbance away from paranoia. It is almost as if paranoia were always bubbling away under the smooth surface of normal social relations, like ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:41 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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by David P. Gontar (October 2014) “And so each venture / Is a new beginning, a raid on the inarticulate / With shabby equipment always deteriorating / In the general mess of imprecision of feeling, / Undisciplined squads of emotion.”                      -- T.S. Eliot    Introduction What ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:35 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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by Graham Cunningham (October 2014) A chance conversation with a colleague, a few days ago, about some latest manifestation of political correctness: “The trouble with you conservatives” he said “is that it’s all doom and gloom with you. You’re addicted to it.” My initial reaction: “Me?..gloomy!...Breath ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:30 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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by Mark Gullick (October 2014) The French philosopher René Descartes was a worried man. His concern was that his memory resembled a sheet of paper which was constantly being written over with his experiences, with facts and events. Realising that it is in the nature of paper eventually to become ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:26 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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by Jerry Gordon and Mike Bates (October 2014) The House Select Benghazi Committee Hearings chaired by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) opened on Wednesday, September 17th. The House GOP leadership requested initial funding of $3.3 million in support of investigations  and hearings. According to an AP report, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:21 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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by David P. Gontar (October 2014) In which we hoist a dram of eale with Messrs. Frank Kermode and Ted Hughes, and Prof. J.E.G. Dixon joins in.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:16 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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by Theodore Dalrymple (October 2014) A friend of mine, who shall of course remain anonymous, is a great expert on the pharmacological aspects of serial killing by doctors and nurses. The cases are not many, but they are dramatic; and in the near future he will appear as an expert witness for the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/30/2014 7:12 AM by NER
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Thursday, 11 September 2014
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As formulated by Hugh Fitzgerald, NER has consistently, since its inception, advocated a strategy of containment for all Islamic states and of allowing the Sunni-Shi'a split to widen in Iraq so that essentially the Iran-Iraq war is played out once again within the (soon to be former) borders of Iraq, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2014 6:52 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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Keith Simmonds has won our August Crossword Competition - again.  Come on you crossword addicts - someone has challenge these few regular winners. Get in there and work the September Crossword. No cussing or tearing your hair out, either. Good luck! ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2014 7:32 AM by NER
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
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by Bibhu Padhi (September 2014) 1.   Each time it is awakened, I move within myself to find if it is there too.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2014 8:41 AM by NER
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
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by Dilip Mohapatra (September 2014)   Short somnolent night hangs precariously by a fragile thread that may snap any time  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2014 8:36 AM by NER
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
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Translated from the Hungarian & edited by Thomas Ország-Land (September 2014)   1 The Horror   Oh – the ashes! Dissolved in the dust of the ruins of our Twin Towers of Babel, merge forever  the sacred remains of the slain... as well as their slayers.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2014 8:24 AM by NER
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
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by Hannah Messinger (September 2014) There had been far too many days when the tarnished look of cable knit sweaters and coffee cup stains sickened me, almost to the point of throwing everything away. Sure, it’d be reckless, ridiculous, insane maybe - but the thing that kept me going was the maybe ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2014 8:20 AM by NER
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
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by Richard Kostelanetz (September 2014) Some credit card outfits are sleazier than others. I’ve had American Express’s for decades without any serious problems; but since some lesser merchants don’t accept its plastic, no doubt for some good reason unfamiliar to me, I’ve had to get a second credit ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2014 8:16 AM by NER
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
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by Sam Bluefarb (September 2014) [A]ny man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind... —John Donne, from the Meditation XVII, (1623) When the death of Robin Williams was announced last month, it came not just as a shock—which it certainly was—but something that had the force ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2014 8:10 AM by NER
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
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by Norman Berdichevsky (September 2014) Why travel to one of the hottest regions of one of the hottest states in early August? That’s what my wife and I recently did in spite of awareness that the likelihood of cooler temperatures in the Florida Panhandle compared to where we live in Orlando in ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2014 8:04 AM by NER
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
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An Essay on a film by Lavinia Currier by Geoffrey Clarfield (September 2014) Part One - The Jungle Comes to My Living Room It is an unusual gift to have discovered a film about a marvelously remote place and its indigenous people that you have visited, and then come home and watch a drama that ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2014 7:58 AM by NER
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
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a review by Zsuzsanna Ozsvath (September 2014) Survivors: Hungarian Jewish Poets of the Holocaust, edited and translated by Thomas Ország-Land Smokestack Books, Middlesbrough, TS5 6WA, UK.    This collection of Hungarian Holocaust poems not only testifies to the suffering of the Jewish people ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2014 7:48 AM by NER
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Sunday, 31 August 2014
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by Jerry Gordon (September 2014) The rise of the Islamic State, formerly ISIS, amidst the Syrian Civil war and sectarian divide in Iraq raises questions of how this Salafist Supremacist group was left virtually undeterred? Was it perhaps with the acquiescence of both Shia leaders, Assad and Maliki, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2014 7:43 AM by NER
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