Second World War

‘I’ve come to the conclusion that revolution is something you can’t make It’s a happening rather than a planned operation and attempts to force it don’t quite work out’

Had any one of three plausible scenarios happened, the Second World War might have been concluded a year earlier, sparing millions of lives

How does one fight a “just” war when warfare deranges human morals? And how does this square with one’s faith?

Summer meant a rare opportunity to read something other than History. Carl Hiassen’s Double Whammy is extremely funny, though the context — competitive bass fishing in Florida — may seem unpropitious. Then there was David Goodis’s Black Friday and various short stories, all incredibly atmospheric, with ‘molls’ called Frieda and Myrtle in 1950s Philadelphia.