Every Country is Perfectly Designed …

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This article rings true to me, as the UK’s current challenges are not just economic. They are structural and cultural. The society wants (deserves?) to be a modern, socially liberal and inclusive one, northern European with a strong NHS, care for those in need, social safety nets, strong on human rights, strong on both arts and science etc. But it …

Good Day Sunshine

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Today marks the availability of the so-called Super Deluxe version of The Beatles Revolver, which was first released 5 August, 1966. The reviews are all positive (so far), and I will not rehash them except to say that is is difficult to understate how different the album was at the time. Tomorrow Never Knows literally blew people away, and the …