Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Women in Ancient Rome: Gibbon's Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Chapter 6 Part 4

Eighteenth Century Britain was one of the main cauldrons in which the ideas of the Enlightenment were bubbling, and Gibbon was one of its leading figures.  The enlightened view of the world that was being pioneered then is still with us, shaping how we think to this very day. 

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Animal Farm - the 1954 Animation

Disney it isn't.

Sunday, 19 September 2010


I have been beavering away on this project and I have a couple more Gibbon's lined up now.  I haven't posted them yet because I want to catch up on the YouTube channel.  I now have a small but highly select group of followers, characterised by impeccable taste, keen judgment, surprising good looks and huge reproductive potential.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The Secret State by Peter Hennessy

Would Stonehenge survive a thermonuclear attack?

The intense heat of a direct hit would certainly be hot enough to melt solid rock, but Salisbury Plain is not a key military target.  It’s probably far enough out of the way to avoid the most severe consequences.