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Letter to the Gibraltar Chronicle: Time for a Gibraltar School of Languages?

Dear Sir, The closure of the Instituto Cervantes has been celebrated by some and lamented by others. It seems to me that those who celebrate its demise reason from a political perspective whereas those who lament its closure do so … Continue reading

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President Obama’s comments on the Crusades

I feel sorry for President Obama. The man has experienced the brunt of the religious aftershock of his comments at a recent Prayer Breakfast.  Here’s the skinny on what happened. Highlighting the atrocities being committed by Islamic State in Syria … Continue reading

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Rory Stewart: Why democracy matters An interesting talk on the health of democracies and why democracy matters.

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The People on the Rock of Gibraltar

“The People on the Rock” (2009) from Garrett Wesley Gibbons on Vimeo. The above video is a 45-minute documentary on the people of Gibraltar that very effectively describes Gibraltarians as a people and our very unique cultural and linguistic quirks … Continue reading

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Taliban – the story of the Afghan warlords

Just finished reading this really interesting book written by prominent Pakistani author and journalist Ahmed Rashid. I seriously recommend this book to anyone who wants to go behind the simplistic portrayal of the Taliban issue often presented by the mainstream … Continue reading

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