As world leaders meet once again to talk about the problems besetting the planet, including our environment, economies and political stability, the newspaper columns are full of Putin and the Ukraine border crisis. His manner is contained, unapologetic and stubborn, blaming any difficulty on misrepresentation of the facts or terrorist activity by the West. As private citizens we seek tranquillity and periods of adventure, but beyond the concerns of domestic life do we ask “How will this pan out?”
The “News” is like a train which moves through our world bringing events to our attention as our newscaster’s carriage moves on from one event to the next. Later when our eye is caught by some new occurrence, those events which previously gripped the interest of the media continue often unresolved, but now our view is of some new and apparently more gripping story line.
Syria, home to a human catastrophe of truly horrific proportions, is harder to find among the headlines yet I…
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