Posts Categorized: The Grain of History

The Anglosphere: A Reflection

The first consultative bodies were in 8th England but it was not until a group of Barons on June 16th 1215 forced King John to grant, inter alia, individuals the right to a trial before incarceration. Twenty one years later the first parliament was formed of nobles. From simple beginnings parliament, which included nobles, two… Read more »

The first consultative bodies were in 8th England but it was not until a group of Barons on June 16th 1215 forced King John to grant, inter alia, individuals the right to a trial before incarceration. Twenty one years later the first parliament was formed of nobles. From simple beginnings parliament, which included nobles, two… Read more »

How a Nation’s Chief Executive Might Address Their People In The Event of a Financial Crisis

Whoever they are they must be reminded of Lincoln’s wise reflection in the middle of America’s Civil War. The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the stormy present. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves and then we shall save our country Abraham… Read more »

Whoever they are they must be reminded of Lincoln’s wise reflection in the middle of America’s Civil War. The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate for the stormy present. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves and then we shall save our country Abraham… Read more »

The Cycles of Wars

There is a perceived grudge or a lost sense of greatness that appeals to  followers. For Hitler it was the ‘stab in the back myth ‘ by politicians which forced a cease fire on an undefeated German army at the end of The First World War, for Kaiser Wilhelm it was the lust for conquest… Read more »

There is a perceived grudge or a lost sense of greatness that appeals to  followers. For Hitler it was the ‘stab in the back myth ‘ by politicians which forced a cease fire on an undefeated German army at the end of The First World War, for Kaiser Wilhelm it was the lust for conquest… Read more »

The Digital Individual

Looking back from the year 2050, perhaps the turn of the century and the start of a new millennium will be regarded as the end of the industrial era and the beginning of the Digital Age – just like looking back to 1500 might be regarded as being the end of the feudal period. For… Read more »

Looking back from the year 2050, perhaps the turn of the century and the start of a new millennium will be regarded as the end of the industrial era and the beginning of the Digital Age – just like looking back to 1500 might be regarded as being the end of the feudal period. For… Read more »

Getting Re-elected by Restoring Individual Aspiration

It is often argued that the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede on June 15 1215 was the start of freedom for the individual who could not be imprisoned without a fair trial, but it probably stemmed from the Saxon rights of the small farmer. This was then overlaid by the Norman centralisation and… Read more »

It is often argued that the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede on June 15 1215 was the start of freedom for the individual who could not be imprisoned without a fair trial, but it probably stemmed from the Saxon rights of the small farmer. This was then overlaid by the Norman centralisation and… Read more »

Adapting the Individual to the Digital Age

The emerging groups In all great changes, there will be probably five (possibly slightly more) percent of the population who will thrive in economic turbulence. They have the ability, either singly or in small groups, to seize every opportunity and turn it to their advantage; they will able to chose the most congenial place of… Read more »

The emerging groups In all great changes, there will be probably five (possibly slightly more) percent of the population who will thrive in economic turbulence. They have the ability, either singly or in small groups, to seize every opportunity and turn it to their advantage; they will able to chose the most congenial place of… Read more »

Recovery Through the Anglosphere

 It is thought that the neologism was coined by the historian Robert Conquest and the thought propounded in his book Reflections on a Ravaged Century that described the common thread running through English-speaking peoples. This idea was expanded by the American businessman and writer James C Bennett in The Anglosphere Challenge (Rowman & Littlefield 2004)…. Read more »

 It is thought that the neologism was coined by the historian Robert Conquest and the thought propounded in his book Reflections on a Ravaged Century that described the common thread running through English-speaking peoples. This idea was expanded by the American businessman and writer James C Bennett in The Anglosphere Challenge (Rowman & Littlefield 2004)…. Read more »

Will There be a Return to The Little Ice Age?

It seems that the centre of the sun is not physically weighted as the focus of our galaxy for the great planets Jupiter and Saturn exert a pull that is known as the barycenter which is displaced from the sun’s centre and rotates by their pull. However every 178.8 years the barycenter retrogrades which means… Read more »

It seems that the centre of the sun is not physically weighted as the focus of our galaxy for the great planets Jupiter and Saturn exert a pull that is known as the barycenter which is displaced from the sun’s centre and rotates by their pull. However every 178.8 years the barycenter retrogrades which means… Read more »

When the Great Climactic and Economic Waves Meet

The two previous blogs have described the major climatic forces: the 180 year solar-system driven movement of long-term tidal forces and ocean-driven changes in climate. Another blog has suggested how the present economic malaise could have been foreseen if politicians and central bankers knew their history; it is called could the Slump have been foreseen?… Read more »

The two previous blogs have described the major climatic forces: the 180 year solar-system driven movement of long-term tidal forces and ocean-driven changes in climate. Another blog has suggested how the present economic malaise could have been foreseen if politicians and central bankers knew their history; it is called could the Slump have been foreseen?… Read more »

The Oceans Are Not Just for Crossing

It seems strange that one of the universities so far from the sea as the University of Arizona should publish excellent records of the temperatures of the Pacific and Atlantic. Strange it may be but as oceans cover two thirds of the earth’s surface, we should be very aware of how they impact on our… Read more »

It seems strange that one of the universities so far from the sea as the University of Arizona should publish excellent records of the temperatures of the Pacific and Atlantic. Strange it may be but as oceans cover two thirds of the earth’s surface, we should be very aware of how they impact on our… Read more »