Imagine a sexist, racist, psychologically abusive and an all round shit head being your boss? Our chap was all of those of things and so much more.

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There are a plethora of articles, on this platform regarding absolutely repulsive human beings disguising themselves as business leaders and bosses. To the unsuspecting, everyday reader in this space, awful bosses are unseen, so far removed from sane humans like you and me, plotting in the basements, looking to inflict maximum psychological damage on the rest of us.

What if the boss in question was a monthly paying member of Medium? what if…

Despite the yawning chasm between the haves and have nots and the perpetual gaslighting of the poorest in our midst, why do the poor keep voting against their interests?

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In 2006, not long before the subprime mortgage episode and fourteen years before the global pandemic, Three employees of a major bank had written an internal equity strategy report entitled ‘Revisiting Plutonomy: The Rich Are Getting Richer’. In this document, the authors argued that global wealth was polarizing, not merely a little or a lot, but in an unfathomable way that would eclipse anything seen in history.

In the intervening years…

In William Edward Burghardt Du Bois’ magnum opus, the souls of Blackfolk, the preeminent African American scholar of the 20th century, writes of a double consciousness, the sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of the world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.

Even though, nothing about the final sentence of the previous paragraph could ever be said to be applicable to the 44th President of the united states, The theme of a double consciousness pervades, the philosophic approach that Barack Obama has taken in writing…

Heiko Khoo, a well known orator at the speakers’ corner

Ever Since I had a debating contest at the Speakers’ corner in Hyde park, London in January 2011, I have had the privilege of reading several books by a number of classical authors on the subject of rhetoric and oratory at the British Library.

After my performance (handily won by the way against a conservative politician) A few works listed below, were among the books that I read:

  1. Art of rhetoric by Aristotle.
  2. Rhetoric and Renaissance by Heinrich F. Plett.
  3. Renaissance Rhetoric by Peter Mack.
  4. The rhetoric of Cicero in its medieval and early renaissance by Virginia Cox.

Is Medium in danger of creating a generation of entitled and freebie addicted writers in the battle for the eyes, minds and wallets of readers online?

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Yesterday, like nine hundred and ninety-nine other writers, on this platform, I received a partner program mail, stating that I was due to get $500 from the medium, in a number of days.

The great philosopher and economist didn’t sign up for a creative writing course,when writing the most incisive analysis of the logic of capital, but his prose remains compelling today, as it was, 174 years ago.

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Suffice it to say that Karl Marx has to be one of the most polarizing figures in the history of mankind; There are those, who will take umbrage at the mere mention of the towering intellectual, pointing the finger of blame at him for all of the carnage that took place, in the twentieth century — in Chairman Mao’s China and in Stalin’s Russia and…

The one headline that I thought that I would never write or see…

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It was broadcast several hours ago, that one of the most famous and prominent couples in the world, are about to get a divorce.

Despite the best efforts of the anti-vaxxers and conspiracy theorists to disparage and tarnish the image of the Gates’ as a duo, hellbent on destroying Africa and Africans and the renowned philanthropists’ somewhat unhelpful and irresponsible prediction of Africans dying like flies from Covid, I always did retain a degree of affection for the couple.

The impression forged through years of interviews, was…

We are witnessing the great unraveling of the house of Windsor and It’s impossible to see the monarchy lasting beyond the next generation.

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When the current reigning monarch of the United Kingdom — Queen Elizabeth — ascended to the throne, formally in 1953, more than half of the people polled believed that she was ordained by God. …

An unlikely alliance of former generals and the far right, in France, could yet spring a major surprise in 2022, on President Emmanuel Macron and the French polity.

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A few days ago, a number of former military generals wrote an open letter, to the French President, Emmanuel Macron, stating that unless something is done regarding their concerns with radical Islam and immigration, they will forcibly launch a take over of the state, come next year.

Let’s delve into matters further.

Historical Background

Anyone with a fair knowledge of twentieth century French history will appreciate that France hasn’t always been a democracy —…

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A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible

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