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Gay Bombs

20 January 2005 Gay Bombs and Chicken-Powered Nukes By Gwynne Dyer The old Sixties slogan urged people to “Make Love, Not War,” but who says you have to choose? If you drove the other side’s soldiers mad with lust, then they’d be too busy with each other to cause you much trouble. Of course, there …

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Human Monsters

28 November 2004 Human Monsters By Gwynne Dyer “He could be very entertaining,” Stalin’s niece Kira Allilueva told biographer Robert Service in 1998. The dictator had her jailed in his last round of purges, after the Second World War, but she still remembered how kind he had been to her when she was a little …

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Endorsement for Bush

21 October 2004 Another Endorsement for Bush By Gwynne Dyer Russian President Vladimir Putin wants George W. Bush to be reelected, Osama bin Laden undoubtedly wants him to be reelected, and the head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has just endorsed him for reelection, so it’s hardly surprising that one of my sons has …

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Decline of the West

2 June 2004 The Decline of the West By Gwynne Dyer All the countries whose troops fought in Normandy sixty years ago – the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, and Poland — are sending their leaders there on 6 June for the last big commemoration of D-Day. The soldiers who fought there and survived …

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Congo

29 May 2003 Africa’s Thirty Years War By Gwynne Dyer In the next few days a French-led multinational force will begin arriving in the Congo’s north-eastern Ituri province, empowered by the UN Security Council to use “all necessary means”, including force, to stop the bloody struggle between the rival militias of the Lendu and Hema …

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The Euro’s Future

1 January 2003 The Euro’s Future By Gwynne Dyer “I want the whole of Europe to have one currency,” said the Emperor Napoleon in 1807. “It will make trading much easier.” A year ago his dream came true, more or less, and it didn’t even take a conquest to make it happen. But where does …

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The Stupidity Pact

15 November 2002 The Stupidity Pact By Gwynne Dyer The European Stability and Growth Pact is a name so soporific that it should never be spoken aloud while operating heavy machinery. But let the president of the European Commission say that he thinks it is “stupid”, and suddenly it is on everybody’s lips — renamed …

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