A Lost Generation: why the personal story of the beautiful Yulia is also our story

Looking back… Many years ago HFN spent a wonderful day in the company of a beautiful Russian woman.  She had a warm smile and long legs that never seemed to stop. She was also very smart and had a master’s degree in engineering.  I had met her the previous night at an expensive Moscow restaurant. I say restaurant.  But that was upstairs. More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Why is bisexuality becoming mainstream?

Grey’s Anatomy, a TV series set in a Seattle hospital, has a senior female surgeon hopping into bed with a male colleague and then hopping into bed with a female colleague, whom she eventually marries.  Scandal, More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, November 15th, 2013
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Is Democracy the Opium of the Masses?

Winston Churchill famously quipped that “Democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.”  With this statement he was expressing a view that many share: yes, democracy More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Lessons from the French Revolution

It is terribly ironic that the French monarchy, under Louis XVI, was a major supporter of the British colonists in America’s bid for independence in 1775 – 1783. Only six years after the American colonists More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Lessons from the American Revolution

American Revolution The American Revolution, which started in 1775, was a British revolution on American soil.  There were thirteen British colonies in America.  These colonies were governed by British laws and More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Lessons from the Glorious Revolution and Jacobite Risings

The Glorious Revolution Unlike the English Civil War, this 1688 revolution, which was instigated by Parliament against James II, King of England, Scotland and Ireland, was not about control today, but fear about More...

By Tristan Fischer On Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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Lessons from the English Civil War / English Revolution

The English Civil War, or English Revolution, which kicked off in 1642, is perhaps the most important of all revolutions in modern European history.  What took place here provided the blueprint for many revolutions More...

By Tristan Fischer On Sunday, November 10th, 2013
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What does it take to get Europeans to have a Revolution?

In a recent article about the youth unemployment crisis in Europe and Africa  HFN asked a question: “What are all these people going to do?” to which a reader responded: “If you look on the street, More...

By Tristan Fischer On Friday, November 1st, 2013
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Dont confuse what is legal with what is morally right

Most people think of themselves as being “law abiding” citizens.  They admonish those that break the law and feel that it is reasonable that if you break the law you should pay the consequences.  Broadly More...