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Articles, tagged with "platitudes", page 1

18th January 2011

A Triumph of Greek Tragedy

300 returns to Blu-ray with extras to rival the armies of Xerxes 300 purport to recount the story of the 300 Spartans who stood up to the might of the Persian Empire. By taking his cues from Frank Miller's hyper-macho comic books, director Zack Snyder'...

23rd November 2010

Mandate? Not This Election

Copyright (c) 2010 Scott F Paradis Any claim by a politician or party of a mandate to rule from this election is clear evidence of having missed the message. The prevailing mantra to move the electorate has become: "We are not them!" where "them" ref...

26th November 2009

Paul Coelho's The Alchemist - PseudoNeoplatonist's Sour Mash

For some reason every time I read an inspirational book I go to it with a skeptical mind. What platitudes will I read, I ask myself. What commonplaces, pseudo-sage advice will I have to put up with? Although Paul Coelho's novelette is passable, it verifie...

20th July 2009

The Grey Area of Number Plate Tax

I'm sure that I won't be surprising anyone when I say that we are currently living through one of the worst financial down turns in the history of capitalism. Nor will anyone be surprised to hear that this crisis was largely brought about by our governme...

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