Nicholas Rankin

Hang On, Chaps, I’ve Just Had An Idea…

When a man reaches a certain age his thoughts turn to military history. I’m not sure why this happens. Just as a number of my female friends are venturing into books on crystal healing and Ayurvedic forest yoga, so their husbands are reading about forgotten battles or attending the Biggin Hill Air Show. Maybe it’s […]

So Much For Democracy

So, the US has opened up a dramatic new front against WikiLeaks, killing its web address just days after Amazon pulled the site from its servers following political pressure. Censorship has had a long and fascinating history, from the Ministry of Information in WW2 hiding the truth about the war to the social panics created […]