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I group them by subject, with the newest first. Some in more than one category.
The most recent entries come first. Last updated 1st October 2021.

For who I am, see Where Do I Come From?

Climate Change:
Climate Doom and Martian Options, Liberation By Stages of History, More Climate Chaos, Climate Chaos, Power To All Our Friends! – the politics of Climate Change, Abnormal is the New Normal, Dust Bowl – a lesson from history, Reasonable Doubts about Climate Change?, Texas Freeze – the Wider Picture, Climate Crisis Illustrated, Texas: Failures of Privatisation, China Becoming Scornful of the USA (Texas power failures), Texas: Live Free, Freeze and Die, Bad Weather & the Costs of Fixing It, Climate Denialists, Terrible Weather in Asia, Hurricanes Annie and Able for 2021?, 2020 Worst Climate Year Ever, East Asian Flood Disasters, Fire, Flood and Melting Ice, Strange Climate and Tall People, Russian Roulette Quite Often Safe?, Climate Change Much Worse Than Science Predicted, Beyond Thunberg: Getting Back to Healthy Growth, China floods (2016). *

Global Politics:
Democracy in China and Afghanistan, Afghanistan – a House Built Upon Sands, Why Rumsfeld Failed, More Bliaring from the BBC, Bitcoin – a Coin Fit For Crooks?, Bitcoin, Secret Internets and Gullible Fools, Tory Sympathy for Fascism in the 1930s, Do We Need Cultural Modularism?, Official British Racism in 1945, Eurovision 2021 – No Points for the UK, Last Exit From Afghanistan, West Reports Only Propaganda on Xinjiang, Genocide: Variable Moral Absolutes from the Anglosphere, Wealth Flows to the Ultra-Rich, The Good the Super-Rich Might Do, The Covid Olympics, Rural China Recovery, Australia and the Czechs show prejudice, The West Messes Up The ‘Third World’, Fukushima Radioactive Water: Japan Chooses Cheap Rather Than Safe, ‘Wide Boys’ of the Suez Canal, The Good the Super-Rich Might Do, The Covid Olympics, A Suffering World, Ukraine Remains Mired, No Homage to Catalonia, The Need to Fix the World, Coolhearts Failing and Falling Apart, Electoralism, Not Democracy, Olympics for 2022 and 2026?, “Don’t Say I’ve Failed Just Because I’ve Failed”, India: Western Values Fading, India and China – Disputed Borders, Nazi Germany Was Defeated in Russia, Suicidal Zionism, Economic Earthquake in East Asia: West Barely Notices, Beautiful Parliamentarianism? Terrible Weather in Asia, Japan Deeply Regrets Having Lost World War Two, East Asian Flood Disasters, Restraining the Adventurous Rich, The Unexpected Rise of the New Right, Trusting the USA?, Was Soviet Communism Necessary?, Popular Poverty and the Very Rich Persons, Poland Losing Catholicism, Australia Does Not Understand ‘The Natural’, Ineffective Russian Assassins?, “If It Prospers, It’s Not Socialism”, Who Gave Victory in World War Two?, China Dares to be Equal, West Ignoring VJ Day, when Imperial Japan surrendered, More on Belarus, Belarus: End Game for Leninism, Japan Deeply Regrets Having Lost World War Two, Beirut Explosion: Killed by Unregulated Capitalism, The West Fails in Five Civilisations, Union Jackery, Leninism Within Broader Human History, The Morality of World War One, A World Made By Leninism, My Generation – We Aged Baby Boomers, Why Hilaire Belloc Reverenced Mussolini, Jews and Poland, Nazis No More Socialists than Bismarck Was, Covid-19 – a Cool War, Weapon?, An anti-capitalism forum, Why democracy fails in Northern Ireland, Bosnian Serbs Provoked in 1994, Failure of democracy in India, Being Watched in Public Spaces, Could Iranian anti-aircraft missiles be hacked by foreign powers?, Bad Arguments for Capitalism, Croats as Hitler’s People, Who Caused a Dreadful Decade?, The Internet as Secret Policeman’s Friend, War on Iran? Think About Iraq!, When Saddam Hussein Was a Western Hero, Inequality – the hard facts, Apollo 11 and Sputnik, China Rising, Greece – Not a Rightist Triumph, Euro Elections – not a Far Right triumph, Innovation Without Capitalism, Saddam’s Ghost in Sri Lanka, Deaths Caused by Hitler, Parliaments Different From Democracy, Economics – the Forgotten Answer, Syria – a Crime Against Publicity, The Nerve Gas Assassination – is the Russian government guilty?, The Historic Minimum for Sovereign States, What’s Wrong With Globalisation, How Bush Junior created ISIS and a wider social malaise, The Left do well in Spain (2015), Japan has never properly apologised for its war crimes. *

Covid-19:
No peace with Covid-19, Covid 19 Keeps Getting More Infectious, Covid-19 – Still a New Right Plague, New Right Covid-19 Blight, Needless Panic Over Covid-19 Vaccine, Covid-19: Foolish Protests at Lockdown and Vaccination, Covid-19 Not Escaped From Wuhan Lab, Vaccine – Health Through Sickness, Failing To Control Covid-19, Covid-19 – the new ‘English Disease’, Covid-19 deaths a complete coincidence?, Did a virus finish the Neanderthals?, UN Secretary-General almost-openly denounces President Trump, God, Mammon and Covid-19, Belarus – People United for Covid-19, Instant Panic: Tory U-turns over Covid-19, Tory Failure – More than 50,000 Avoidable British Deaths, South Sea Bubbles & Lost Virus Wars, Covid-19: Europe Infected the USA, The Right to Spread Germs?, “I’m Too Macho For That Virus”, My Little Lockdown Crisis, A magic helmet to stop Covid-19?, US Covid-19 deaths – 10% China and 90% Trump, China Mocking the USA over Covid-19, It’s China’s Fault that the USA has One-Third of Global Covid-19 Cases!, Trump and the WHO: the Buck Stops Anywhere But With Me, Covid-19 – the West’s failure, Who has the most Covid-19 cases?, Reacting to Covid-19, Covid-19 – a Cool War Weapon?, An efficient authoritarian regime at my nearest large supermarket, Trump bungles and tries to shift the blame, Covid-19: Punishing the Innocent, Fear of Covid-19, Rumours, Information, and Covid-19, China Viruses – Covid-19 and ‘Wuhan-400’. *

Britain & Ireland:
The Usefulness of Immigrants, Thou Shalt Only Be As Different As We Are, Batley and Spen – a very weak victory, Another Failure for Starmer and ‘Ashamed to be Labour’, Britain Needs a ‘Nanny State’, Who Fears to Speak of 1945?, Tory Sympathy for Fascism in the 1930s, Official British Racism in 1945, Eurovision 2021 – No Points for the UK, Genocide: Variable Moral Absolutes from the Anglosphere, Autonomy: Britain’s Variable Moral Absolutes, Labour in Britain: Starmer the Vote-Loser, Prince Phillip: Old Man Dead and Missed By Few, Games of Football and Games of Money, Never Mind the Football: Feel the Money, Labour History – Ernest Bevin, Brexit – English Self-Harm, National Debt is an Irrelevant Statistic, ‘Back to Normal’ – but ‘The Normal’ isn’t working, Poverty in Britain and the USA, New Tories, Failed Conservatives, Rural Socialism in Britain and the USA, The Labour Party Must Insist on State Power, Beautiful Parliamentarianism?, Why Brexit?, Starmer & Labour’s Timid Tendency, Tories Faked an Official Restoration of Capitalism, New Labour, New Foolishness, Remembering that there is a Working Class, The Unexpected Rise of the New Right, The UK can handle a lot more debt, to save its real wealth, Pro-Brexit Labour Voters Put Boris Johnson In Power, Britain’s Labour Left Unfairly Bad-Mouthed Over anti-Semitism, Corbyn Falsely Accused, British Exams – an Algorithm ‘accidentally’ favours the Privileged, Ireland Remembers the Sins of English Liberalism, Tory Failure – More than 50,000 Avoidable British Deaths, False Claims of Russian Interference in British Politics, Real Cures for Anti-Semitism, Jews in Britain, MMT – the Magic Money Tree, No Statues of Neville Chamberlain, The Morality of World War One, Slaves and Statues in Bristol and Coventry, The British Labour Party and Feed-the-Rich Economics, Why Hilaire Belloc Reverenced Mussolini, An efficient authoritarian regime at my nearest large supermarket, How Society Makes and Unmakes Individuals, Will British Labour Now Reject the Young?, Why democracy fails in Northern Ireland, C S Lewis as hypocrite, Tory Failure in the 1990s, Irish General Election – another left-wing advance, Why the British Labour Party Lost in December 2019, Corbyn in 2019 did better than anyone since Blair in 1997, Tory Gains Mostly Due to Brexit Votes, Corbyn defeated by a mix of Brexit and Scottish Nationalism, British General Election – the Old and Failed Outvote the Young and Hopeful, British Election Now On, Beheading the Snakeheads, Yes, it is ‘England Alone’ for Brexit, England Alone – Boris Johnson’s Secret Aim?, Why the Labour Party Was Never Anti-Semitic, Arthur Balfour – Tory Thinker in Pre-Thatcher Mode, Fear of Socialism in the Labour Party, Race & Reformist Rioting – Brixton 1987, British Tories rely on the Old and the Uneducated, Awed by the Amazing Twentieth?, Burying a scandal from the 2015 General Election?.

Brexit (before December 2019): Brexit If It’s Cheap – the Disappointed Middle Ground, Brexit and an Indecisive Parliament, Inequality – the hard facts, Britain’s Brexit Party may have killed Brexit, Brexit at 28th March – playing ‘chicken’, Brexit on 22nd March, Brexit as at 22nd November 2018.*

China:
China Taking Control of its Destiny, Democracy in China and Afghanistan, A leftward shift in China, China: The East Stays Red, China – Fond-of-Money Syndrome?, Why China Remains Stable, Official British Racism Against Chinese in 1945, Guilty Only If Chinese?, China In Space – Xi cites ‘Two Bombs and One Satellite’, China’s Cotton Wars, China is the future: the USA is now the past, Jumped-on Jack Ma, China’s Global Role, China Becoming Scornful of the USA, China Rejects the New Right ‘Kiss of Death’, India and China – Disputed Borders, China Keeps Politics In Command, My 2016 holiday in China., Economic Earthquake in East Asia: West Barely Notices, East Asian Flood Disasters, What should Mainland China should be copying?, “It’s Not Free Speech If I Don’t Like It!”, China Trade Dispute – WTO rules against the USA, Mulan – the Disney Version, China Dares to be Equal, TikTok and Trade Wars, China and the South China Sea, Real Politics at China’s National People’s Congress, How Mao Saved Vast Numbers of Chinese Lives, Is China Expansionist?, Memories of the Opium Wars, Beheading the Snakeheads, Will China Win the Trade War?, Governing China – the Role of President Xi, China Rising, Summarising Chinese history, More On Chinese History (1930s), China floods, Deaths Blamed On Mao, A Merry Jingle about China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2015).

Xinjiang: West Reports Only Propaganda on Xinjiang, Genocide: Variable Moral Absolutes from the Anglosphere, Bliaring about Xinjiang and about Islamic Extremism, Uighurs – Zero-Deaths Genocide, “It’s Not Free Speech If I Don’t Like It!”, Xinjiang and the Invention of Uighurs.

Hong Kong protests: Autonomy: Britain’s Variable Moral Absolutes, Hong Kong Opposition No Longer Tolerated, Hong Kong: Its Friends Encourage Suicide, Destroying Hong Kong So As To Save It, Was the latest Hong Kong shooting ‘Suicide by Policeman’?, Hong Kong Committing Suicide?.*

USA:
Afghanistan – a House Built Upon Sands, Pragmatists of the US Supreme Court, Abuse of women treated mildly, Why Rumsfeld Failed, Now California’s Grid Is Failing, Last Exit From Afghanistan, Genocide: Variable Moral Absolutes from the Anglosphere, Dust Bowl – a lesson from history, Cherishing Rattlesnakes in the US South, China is the future: the USA is now the past, Poverty in Britain and the USA, Texas: Failures of Privatisation, Texas: Live Free, Freeze and Die, Rural Socialism in Britain and the USA, Trump lied, Ashli Babbitt died. And the USA lost its other Babbitt., How to fix the USA after Trump, A ‘Colour Revolution’ in the USA?, Trump’s Easter Rising?, Trump legalises the killing of Iraqis by US contractors, Remembering that there is a Working Class, The Unexpected Rise of the New Right, Trusting the USA?, Will Trump Now Resign?, Reality? America Says No!, Disney Not Dumbo, Eighty-One Million US Voters Very Nearly Swindled, Trump Defending a Vanishing USA, Trump Against the World, Who Gave Victory in World War Two?, UN Secretary-General almost-openly denounces President Trump, China Trade Dispute – WTO rules against the USA, Kamala Harris: a Different Sort of African-American, ‘Hostiles’ – a much-praised 2017 Western that is actually silly, US Decline – not Fascism and not Fall of the Roman Republic, ‘Falling Down!’ – a Film About US Failure, Inequality – the hard facts, Apollo 11 and Sputnik, Trump and ‘Send Her Back’, Reagan Democrats Die Unloved, Honesty is so last-year for the USA’s National Security Agency, How Bush Junior created ISIS and a wider social malaise, USA Caused Mass Starvation in Somalia, The USA loses its middle class (2015).*

Soviet Union & Russian Republic:
Rethinking the Twentieth Century, Ukraine Remains Mired, How the Soviet Union Fell, Navalny – Russia’s Trump?, Nazi Germany Was Defeated in Russia, The Soviet Union’s Forgotten Positive Legacy, Was Soviet Communism Necessary?, Ineffective Russian Assassins?, Who Gave Victory in World War Two?, More on Belarus, Belarus: End Game for Leninism, Belarus – People United for Covid-19, Leninism Within Broader Human History, Marxism and the Soviet Experience, Was the Soviet Union an Economic Failure?, Leninists as Criminals?, A World Made By Leninism, Apollo 11 and Sputnik, Innovation Without Capitalism, Freedom as Misunderstood by Liberals, Deaths Caused by Hitler, The Russian Revolution Was Necessary, The Nerve Gas Assassination – is the Russian government guilty?, The Meaning of the Bolshevik Revolution, Where the Soviet Union went wrong, Russian military matching the USA? (2015).

Economics:
Was the Modern World the Gift of Capitalism?, Selfishness and Class Warfare, Bitcoin – a Coin Fit For Crooks?, Bitcoin, Secret Internets and Gullible Fools, Wealth Flows to the Ultra-Rich, Why say ‘capitalism’?, Rethinking the Twentieth Century, National Debt is an Irrelevant Statistic, The Good the Super-Rich Might Do, A Suffering World, Will Office Life Ever Return?, ‘Back to Normal’ – but ‘The Normal’ isn’t working, Texas: Failures of Privatisation, State Power – the Least Bad Option, Our Ruling Overclass, New Right Promises Never Delivered, Feed-the-Rich But With Moderation?, Protect Those Poor Little Billionaires?, Bad Weather & the Costs of Fixing It, Popular Poverty and the Very Rich Persons, Economic Earthquake in East Asia: West Barely Notices, Doomed by Selfishness?, Tories Faked an Official Restoration of Capitalism, The Next Nine and the Damaged Majority, Restraining the Adventurous Rich, The UK can handle a lot more debt, to save its real wealth, Popular Poverty and the Very Rich Persons, Little Man Lost, Tragedies and the Tragedy of the Commons, “If It Prospers, It’s Not Socialism”,
We Have Plutocracy, Not Capitalism, God, Mammon and Covid-19, Feed-The-Rich Triumphs, MMT – the Magic Money Tree, Was the Soviet Union an Economic Failure?, An anti-capitalism forum, Bad Arguments for Capitalism, Capitalism as a theology, Beyond Thunberg: Getting Back to Healthy Growth, Inequality – the hard facts, Innovation Without Capitalism, Economics – the Forgotten Answer, Global Inequality Report, Why Inequality Has Grown So High, Awed by the Amazing Twentieth?, What’s Wrong With Globalisation, The false economics of Adam Smith.

Ideas of Freedom:
Democracy in China and Afghanistan, Liberation By Stages of History, Thou Shalt Only Be As Different As We Are, My Freedom and Our Freedoms, Why Rumsfeld Failed, Selfishness and Class Warfare, Tory Sympathy for Fascism in the 1930s, Do We Need Cultural Modularism?, Official British Racism in 1945, Last Exit From Afghanistan, Autonomy: Britain’s Variable Moral Absolutes, Where Do I Come From?, Big Brother Is Sniffing You, Labour History – Ernest Bevin, Rethinking the Twentieth Century, The West Messes Up The ‘Third World’, The Good the Super-Rich Might Do, Britain’s Forgotten Eugenics Movement, Being Anonymous in a Global Nightclub, Will Office Life Ever Return?, Electoralism, Not Democracy, Nazi Germany Was Defeated in Russia, Beautiful Parliamentarianism? Was Soviet Communism Necessary?, What should Mainland China should be copying?, Please Be Spontaneously Obedient, “My Individual Rights Are Unlimited”, Prawns But Not Honeybees?, Little Man Lost, Tragedies and the Tragedy of the Commons, Reality? America Says No!, Disney Not Dumbo, Imaginary Privacy, The West Failing, Australia Does Not Understand ‘The Natural’, “If It Prospers, It’s Not Socialism”, Who Gave Victory in World War Two?, How the Baby Boomers Liberated Sex, Star Wars: the Nordic Generation, “It’s Not Free Speech If I Don’t Like It!”, Muddled Thinking About Mass Surveillance, Ireland Remembers the Sins of English Liberalism, The West Fails in Five Civilisations, Union Jackery, Leninism Within Broader Human History, Progressive Politics Actually Winning, Coolhearts, Plato Redefining Jesus?, US Decline – not Fascism and not Fall of the Roman Republic, Ursula Le Guin and State Power, Leninists as Criminals?, Free Will – is it ‘Negotiating With Necessity’?, My Generation – We Aged Baby Boomers, Nazis No More Socialists than Bismarck Was, How Society Makes and Unmakes Individuals, Why democracy fails in Northern Ireland, C S Lewis as hypocrite, Failure of democracy in India, Being Watched in Public Spaces, ‘Falling Down!’ – a Film About US Failure, The Internet as Secret Policeman’s Friend, Post-Liberalism, If Religious, Which Religion?, Inequality – the hard facts, Apollo 11 and Sputnik, Reagan Democrats Die Unloved, Innovation Without Capitalism, Freedom as Misunderstood by Liberals, Why not an App to stop children abusing Mobile Phones etc.?, Parliaments Different From Democracy, Economics – the Forgotten Answer, Honesty is so last-year for the USA’s National Security Agency, Human Realities and Fixed Physical Realities, Why Inequality Has Grown So High, The Historic Minimum for Sovereign States, Awed by the Amazing Twentieth?, Yes, 2016 did have a lot of celebrity deaths, The false economics of Adam Smith.

Science:
Europe’s Brutal Prehistory, Guilty Only If Chinese? (rocket stage re-entry), Science and Shadows of the Past, Vaccine – Health Through Sickness, Venus and its Living Creatures, Muons in the Void, When is a Meson not a Meson?, Is ‘Speed of Light’ a Misleading Concept?, Brains In The Material World, Apollo 11 and Sputnik, Nobody Discovered Gravity, February 2019 Blog – Science, Cloned monkeys – don’t panic, Yes, 2016 did have a lot of celebrity deaths, Birth of a new species?

Human Evolution:
Two Brothers or Eight Cousins, Did a virus finish the Neanderthals?, Were the first Americans not quite human?, Lilith’s Children?.

Human Nature:
Europe’s Brutal Prehistory, Liberation By Stages of History, Thou Shalt Only Be As Different As We Are, Britain’s Forgotten Eugenics Movement, Leninists Against Sex?, Prawns But Not Honeybees?, How the Baby Boomers Liberated Sex, Diana Rigg and 1960s Sexual Politics, Human Realities and Fixed Physical Realities.

Racism (including anti-Semitism):
The Usefulness of Immigrants, Europe’s Brutal Prehistory, Tory Sympathy for Fascism in the 1930s, Official British Racism in 1945, The West Messes Up The ‘Third World’, Disney Not Dumbo, Star Wars: the Nordic Generation, Kamala Harris: a Different Sort of African-American, Real Cures for Anti-Semitism, No Statues of Neville Chamberlain (Black Lives Matter), Slaves and Statues in Bristol and Coventry, ‘Hostiles’ – a much-praised 2017 Western that is actually silly, Jews and Poland, The White Race as an Illusion, Croats as Hitler’s People, Why do people care about Jesus’s skin color?, Why the Labour Party Was Never Anti-Semitic, Trump and ‘Send Her Back’, Race & Reformist Rioting – Brixton 1987, Deaths Caused by Hitler, Hitler as the 13th Chancellor, The Historic Minimum for Sovereign States.

Philosophy & Religion:
Liberation By Stages of History, True Stories in the Old Testament?, Imagining a Road Traffic Death Squad, Critique of Pure Murder (Trolley Problems), When is a Meson not a Meson?, Plato Redefining Jesus?, Free Will – is it ‘Negotiating With Necessity’?, Brains In The Material World, Strange Climate and Tall People, How Society Makes and Unmakes Individuals, C S Lewis as hypocrite, Russian Roulette Quite Often Safe?, Post-Liberalism, If Religious, Which Religion?, Capitalism as a theology, Arthur Balfour – Tory Thinker in Pre-Thatcher Mode, Human Realities and Fixed Physical Realities.

Fantasy and Science Fiction:
Foundation and Excellence, Disney Not Dumbo, Andromeda Reborn in Star Trek: Discovery?, Star Wars: the Nordic Generation, Diana Rigg and 1960s Sexual Politics, “It’s Not Free Speech If I Don’t Like It!” (Three-Body Problem), “Fear is the Mind-Killer”(Dune). But so is Hollywood, Mulan – the Disney Version, Planets of Ursula Le Guin’s ”Hainish Cycle”, Chapter by chapter study of Lord of the Rings, Blessed be the Cursed, The lynching of Cats, Ursula Le Guin and State Power, My Neighbour Totoro, Is the joke in ‘Joker’ a joke on those who think it is real?, Star Trek: Picard – Watch The Borg!, Star Trek: Death In Paradise, Star Trek: Borg To Be Wise?, C S Lewis as hypocrite, Picard Grown Old and Discontented, Seven of Nine for One, Has Game of Thrones ‘Stuck Us With a Pointless End’?, Game of Thrones and Other Tales of Wonder, Studying Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, My Short Science-Fiction and Fantasy, Star Wars – Some New Twists.

My Holiday In China (in chronological order, not newest first like the other sections)
China Blog 01 – From Coventry to Beijing , China Blog 02 – First Full Day in Beijing, China Blog 03 – Second Full Day in Beijing, China Blog 04 – From Beijing to Tianjin, China Blog 05 – Touring Tianjin, China Blog 06 – From Tianjin by air to Chengdu, China Blog 07 – Chengdu and its pandas, China Blog 08 – From Chengdu to Chongqing, China Blog 09 – First Full Day in Chongqing, China Blog 10 – Second Full Day in Chongqing, China Blog 11 – Leaving Chongqing; starting my Yangtze Cruise, China Blog 12 – Ghost City on the Yangtze Cruise, China Blog 13 – the Yangtze Gorges, and Peapod Boats up the Shennong Stream, China Blog 14 – Yangtze Dam and on to Wuhan, China Blog 15 – Seeing Wuhan and on to Nanjing, China Blog 16 – Nanjing including Sun Yatsen’s Mausoleum, China Blog 17 – Last Day in Nanjing. To Shanghai, Istanbul, and Home.
My first effort at a blog about my China holiday, replaced by the other blogs: My holiday – from Beijing to Tianjin, My holiday in China.

Other: Where Do I Come From?,
Oddity in statistics, Yes, 2016 did have a lot of celebrity deaths, My Wider Interests, My Political Website, The USA loses its middle class (2015 and my very first Quora blog).