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Tag Archives: the Falklands

No April fools

The opening salvo in a projected 10-week exchange of letters on/around the Falklands War, with Dominic Hilton in the Argentina capital. — For The Critic

Sham-rock

Or; some thoughts on being Ir-ish, on St Patrick’s Day. — For The Emigre.

On Commonwealth Day

… my diaries relate a (very positive) diplomatic incident from 15 years ago. — For The Emigre

Eerie-Ness

Review of Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood’s poem/song/story/play on where past and present meet at Orford Ness. — For Perspective magazine

Turned out nice again

With the 40th anniversary of the Falklands conflict imminent, two Brits – one Stanley-based and one in Buenos Aires – discuss that ‘hottest’ of all conversational potatoes… the weather. — For The Emigre

Hiroo-worship

Review of Werner Herzog’s Das Dämmern der Welt – or (probably) The Twilight/Dawn (of the?) World. — For Perspective

The Egmont overture

or; Acts of settlement A brief investigation of the first few Falklands conflicts . A few months back, my family and I took advantage of the Falkland Islands Government’s TRIP scheme (a Covid-era measure to help stimulate internal tourism) and booked a flight to Saunders Island, one of the largest of the 770-odd ‘other’ islands […]

The Chris Moyles of the Falkland Islands

On becoming the Breakfast Show host on Falklands Radio .‘Are you an early bird? Do you love music? Do you enjoy interacting with members of the public?’ Well, no; yes – but with major caveats; and, er, not in most cases, honestly. ‘If so, Falklands Radio may have the perfect job for you.’ Oh, well. […]

Trouble at’ Mill

Notes on the life (and afterlife) of JS Mill, philosopher . The classical liberal philosopher John Stuart Mill was born and died this month – in, respectively, 1806 and 1873 – and in between he wrote (or co-wrote, with his wife, and then his step-daughter) On Liberty, Utilitarianism, Principles of Political Economy, Considerations of Representative Government, […]

(Re)building a library

Confessions of a bibliomaniac in the South Atlantic. — For The Critic