Rants

American flag flying in the French Quarter New Orleans

Does America have the government that it deserves?

April 26, 2017

It’s currently an exercise in pure capitalism. Like many others, I have become a news junkie as American politics descend into farce and chaos. I am perpetually scanning the news for the latest Trump debacle. According to the pundits, this makes me a more unhappy person, but I can’t resist. And I know people – … Read more

Hotel Tripoli Libya

Libya, Gaddafi and free speech

July 2, 2014

Libya, Gaddafi and the principles of free speech Some time ago I was invited to speak at the annual Arab Association of Urology meeting by a good friend and colleague. I was very flattered to be asked and the opportunity to visit Libya, where the conference was being held, was irresistible.  Travelling the world on … Read more