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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 14th January, 1947 : Hopes that up to 72,000 British migrants might come to Australia have been dashed. The Federal Immigration Minister, Arthur Calwell, has had to revise estimates – to a mere 6,000. … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 10th November, 1989 : The 45-kilometre-long scar cutting across central Berlin, ugliest symbol of a divided world, has no meaning any more. Few thought to see it happen in their lifetimes, but last night, … Continue reading

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger Many years ago I though that the reforms so robustly introduced by President Roosevelt during the Great Depression were necessary and mostly beneficial. Later, reading other books and having more time to think, … Continue reading

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history XXXI

NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST) 31st July, 1945 : The conference of the victorious powers has become a meeting of distrust. Two weeks ago Churchill, Truman and Stalin travelled to Potsdam, historic residence of German Emperors, to chart a … Continue reading

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