This is the enduring quality of Eddaic poetry: economy of expression, in a haunting alliterative rhythm that memorably evokes each episode in terse, controlled strokes.
The words of President McAleese – “it was an atrocious betrayal of love” – are mealy-mouthed and underplay the obscene treatment of children in the state’s care.
I can only recall the word ‘sexism’ being mentioned once, by Harriet Harman, the minister behind the new Equality Bill.
“Fairytale” was the perfect song for the venue and mood of Moskva 2009.
“I had studied previous photographic work on Chernobyl, and so I was prepared to see mutations.”
More than a thousand heavy U.S. battle tanks and other armor unloaded in Kandahar. Why? For any Middle Easterner, these tanks mean only one thing: trouble.
Imagine, for example, a retelling of The Lord of the Rings that portrays, in excruciating detail, how Sam shouts “Me go and see Elves and all! Hooray!” and proceeds to burst into tears.
An impartial news broadcast on a publicly funded channel requires censorship and apologies? Difficult to believe, since we allegedly live in a democracy, but it happened. The freedom of the press was curtailed.
The Worboys case prompted a Scotland Yard review into the behavior of police regarding rape cases. They found that in six London boroughs, rape reports were being classified as crime related incidents (CRI).
The earnestness of this day is a reminder of the crises and failures of the last twenty years – so it must be smothered in roses and champagne. Marx and Engels had us all bamboozled, as it turned out.