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Let’s choose our politicians by random selection

Athens Standing right below the Acropolis, where pure democracy began because public officials were elected by lot, I try to…

20 Jul 2019

Italy, in seven hours and five trains

The train standing at platform 1A had no air-conditioning and the heat was stupefying. Latecomers pressing into the carriage reacted…

20 Jul 2019

Why won’t the police acknowledge that speeding coppers are a liability?

For a while, it seemed as if the only words my beloved would ever say again were ‘chicken Kievs’. Two…

20 Jul 2019