Philobiblon: The realities of globalisation

Sunday, January 02, 2005

The realities of globalisation

In an article in today's Observer, one of the two French hostages, both journalists, recently freed in Iraq says: "I would like to tell my British friends in the profession to stay out of Iraq, it's not worth it. These guys will do a Google search on you, and then you will be killed. You are a walking target."

I'm reminded of Milan Kundera: "Unity of mankind means: No escape for anyone anywhere."

But if you want to be cheered up, check out Lesbian novel was 'danger to nation'.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Observer article re Radclyffe Hall sure did make me laugh! How times have changed. (Were there really more women than men in those days?)

Happy New Year to you Nat. All the best for 2005. Hope you achieve all that you set out to achieve this year!

Best regards - Jag

1/02/2005 11:59:00 pm  
Blogger Natalie Bennett said...

Thanks very much, and to you too: that's a lovely new year's wish.

As for the numbers of women, I don't have any figures to hand, but I think WWI did produce a significant imbalance in Europe among people of "marriageable age" in the 1920s at least.

1/03/2005 01:37:00 am  

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