No man can have in his mind a conception of the future, for the future is not yet. But of our conceptions of the past, we make the future.Thomas Hobbes. "To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child." Cicero
Love, Janessa (BBC World Service) | BBC Sounds
14 March 2023
Love, Janessa is a BBC World Service and the CBC seven-part podcast investigating probably the biggest romance scam ever. At its height, over 100,000 people were being scammed out...
Sweetheart Scams: Online Dating's Billion-Dollar Swindle- by Clarence Jones Paperback – Oct. 15
11 March 2023
This is useful if a limited, guide to the massive growth of "romance scams". They say love is blind, and scammers are cashing in on people's stupidity and gullibility. According to...
Insolent proceedings-Rethinking public politics in the English Revolution-Editors: Peter Lake and Jason Peacey-Manchester University Press
7 March 2023
"The third part of Gangræna. Or, A new and higher discovery of the errors, heresies, blasphemies, and insolent proceedings of the sectaries of these times; with some animadversions...
Terminal Boredom: Stories, Izumi Suzuki, Polly Barton (trans), Sam Bett (trans), David Boyd (trans), Daniel Joseph (trans) (Verso, April 2021)
26 February 2023
" Men loom large in many of Suzuki's stories as a potential threat. "Women and Women" is the most extreme example. Men once ruled society "through violence and cunning" but are now...