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Ibn Khaldun, Cricket and the Great Wheel that keeps on turning

Australia’s Ashes hopes died today. Or, maybe, yesterday; I can’t be sure. The television at home showed it all. Anyhow, these things go in cycles, and I suppose Ricky Ponting can take heart from the Islamic philosopher Ibn Khaldun. Here’s … Continue reading

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It’s not just cricket

… is the clever title of a must-read article by Matthew Engel from last weekend’s FT on “why the Ashes is a unique bond between two countries at the opposite ends of the globe.” On the cricket topic – this … Continue reading

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Ashes to Ashes: Two bald men fighting over a comb

Four years ago, Australia had just beaten India (in India) and came to England to wallop the Poms again. A little complacent, a little arrogant (what, Australians? never). They neglected to note that said Poms had just beaten South Africa, … Continue reading

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New Left Review, Viz, Studs Terkel, Cystic Fibrosis

There’s a bunch of words you don’t see often together. Anyhow, here’s a fascinating rundown of my fascinating day (irony alert). After a pretty sleepless night (I got to read most of the book about the participative web), I saw … Continue reading

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