We live in interesting times - both the best and worst of times. Across the more adventurous media there are tantalising glimpses of what needs to be done and the new technologies available to accomplish these things. It all starts to look promising and then the Caucasus goes up in a ball of flame and shrapnel because the same old bastards blah blah bloody bollocking blah. Oh well. That's humans for ya. Like the Yugoslavian conflicts, this jabs harder at the Eurocentric heart, as the victims look like Mrs Crump from the Bingo or that bloke from the Off-License - and not people from impossibly far away with strange and tortured histories.
Common purpose, eh? There's nothing like it!
Leslie Berliant's fine Celsias article focuses attention nicely
Suggestions for the exact contents of Frank's list would be welcomed. It might be interesting.I say that in the certain knowledge that no bugger will reply.
Oh - and Bollocks to the Olympics!