Unlikely Warriors

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Unlikely Warriors

Postby Sprocket » November 6th, 2014, 11:29 am

I've just started reading this book, by Richard Baxell, published two years ago, about "the British in the Spanish Civil War", to quote the subtitle. I'll report on it as I read it. I've already discovered that Sir Alfred Sherman, Maggot Thatcher's political hero, was one of them, rather surprisingly, and that the actor James Robertson Justice was another.
Brendan Behan once went on a lecture tour of Canada. On his arrival, a reporter asked him why he'd come to Canada. Behan replied "I saw an advert that said 'Drink Canada Dry', and I thought 'I'll try anything once!'"
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Re: Unlikely Warriors

Postby Pondero » March 10th, 2016, 10:31 am

John Le. Carre is publishing a book called "A. Delicate Truth," at the end of April and in September "The Pigeon Trail" I look forward to reading them both.
“ignorance of the fact that man has a wounded nature inclined to evil gives rise to serious errors in the areas of education, politics, social action, and morals” (#407).
Catechism of the Catholic Church.
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