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Month: July 2012

Number 261

The New Terrapin Gazette Number 261 31 July, 2012 Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an...

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Number 260

The New Terrapin Gazette Number 260 23 July, 2012 Revealingly, the only three countries with a substantial body of opinion that suspects and hates its own government — Great Britain, the United States, Israel — are...

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Number 259

The New Terrapin Gazette Number 259 19 July, 2012   Human society…is based upon the achievements of the individual and is doomed if the individual is made a cog in the social machine. This, I believe, is the ultimate...

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Number 258

The New Terrapin Gazette Number 258 10 July, 2012 We don’t know what causes poverty. Poverty isn’t caused by overcrowding. Hong Kong is a moosh pit plus an airport. Poverty isn’t caused by a shortage of...

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Number 257

The New Terrapin Gazette Number 257 6 July, 2012 Most of the time television is nothing more than a diversion — proof, as the old quip goes, that we would rather do anything than talk to each other. We’d also rather...

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