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Education: Is This Our World?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on November 23, 2016 in Immoral Conversations |

I’ve seen quite a few videos on YouTube recently where a television presenter has interviewed ordinary people on the street, asking them a series of easy general knowledge questions. The answers have been, to put it mildly, disappointing. Then I also spent some time reading through lists of Tweets, Facebook updates, Yahoo Questions and similar, […]

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The Ritual Of The Dead

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 23, 2015 in News & Opinion |

There is something about the ritual of remembrance which fascinates, something which pulls people together and makes them whole, regardless of who they are, where they come from or their status in life. At some stage in our lives we all fall for this ritual: birthdays, anniversaries, holy holidays, they are all ritualistic and needed. […]

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I Was There: Selfies And Disaster

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 23, 2015 in Internet |

Selfies, the fad of taking a photograph of yourself, is not a modern thing no matter what people may say. Artists through the centuries have recorded their own image in their works since man first discovered that he could scratch on cave walls, and many of the most famous Masters have included themselves in world […]

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Review: Iron Kingdom

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 16, 2014 in Articles and Reviews |

As everyone who has spent more than ten minutes in a classroom knows, history is a boring subject packed with dates and names which have to be learned by heart so that, at the end of the year, everything can be regurgitated on an exam paper. The textbooks given out are bland, filled with maps […]

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Review: The Strangler Vine

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on August 14, 2014 in Articles and Reviews |

The idea of a company ruling over a complete country – or a major part of it – with a private army, a complete government mechanism and its own laws and regulations may seem strange to modern thinking, despite globalization and the growth of international markets and interests, but it is nothing new. History shows […]

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Review: Cicero Orations

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on July 1, 2014 in Articles and Reviews |

It is difficult to get a real grip on history, on the times that have gone before us, by just reading through a modern analysis of what happened, who was involved and what, if any, the repercussions of a particular action were. Biographies of famous figures, accounts of battles, famous crimes and trials, political landmarks […]

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Review: On The Nature Of Things

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 14, 2014 in Articles and Reviews |

There was a time, many centuries ago, when man believed that the Earth was the center of the universe, that the sun and stars revolved around this small planet and that everything could be explained away by referring to the gods. To a certain extent things have not changed: there are still those who believe […]

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Review: The German Genius

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 13, 2014 in Articles and Reviews |

The opening section of this massive book makes one fact clear before we get into the details of German Genius: the English-speaking world has little or no idea of the influence Germany has had on the world prior to the Second World War; history teaching in many schools is limited to a very small time […]

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Was It The Time Traveler?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on February 8, 2014 in Immoral Conversations |

I don’t know how long you should give people, or companies, to reply to letters or requests; in our high-speed technological era everyone expects an answer immediately. With written letters – so old-fashioned – more time is needed. So I have shown a little patience and waited since writing to Simon & Schuster, to give […]

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Review: On The Nature Of The Gods

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on January 26, 2014 in Articles and Reviews |

Accepting something merely because it has always been that way – whether in a religious sense or any other – has always been the easiest thing a person can do. Discussion, on the other hand, is difficult, especially when the discussion takes place between people of different opinions, different beliefs, different cultural backgrounds. To understand […]

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