Literature, Poetry

The Persian Version – Robert Graves 



Conversation Piece – Robert Graves 

Quotes, Society


​’Every now and again I am staggered by the extraordinary greed of these people,’ said Courilof. ‘An ordinary man has the right to be greedy, because he knows that otherwise he would starve to death. But these people who have everything — money, friends in high places, property — they never have enough. I just don’t understand it.
The Courilof Affair – Irene Nemirovsky


Massive majority of doctors in Malta against euthanasia

“Massive majority
of doctors in Malta
against euthanasia”

Times of Malta 06 December 2016

(The on-line version of the same newspaper headlines the article as: Nine in 10 doctors oppose euthanasia.)

1007 registered doctors.

396 doctors respond to a questionnaire about euthanasia.

357 doctors say they are against euthanasia.

How exactly does this translate into a “massive majority” when it isn’t even a majority to start with?

Read the full report here:





Poetry, Quotes

From “Recalling War” by Robert Graves