Category Archives: Art & Culture

SPAIN’S SHAMEFUL SECRET REVEALED

As the molten evening sun settles over Seville’s Plaza de Espana the melancholic melody of a guitar completes the rapture. Your head swims with delight to Sueno en la Floresta (Dreams in the Magic Garden). As T. S Elliot observed: ‘Music heard so deeply / That it is not heard at all, but you are the music / While the music lasts.’

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LANGUAGE BEFORE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

Long before the term political correctness had any meaning there was a richness to riposte sadly lacking in today’s vernacular. Those in the public eye often captured the headlines with a sneering wisecrack at an opponent. Newspaper editors too risked their readers’ wrath with an occasional derisive comeback.

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