SURVIVING NAPOLEON

Yes, as some of you know for the last two years I have been working on researching and then writing up, the life story of the amazing but almost unknown soldier of Napoleon and Clockmaker of Wincanton, Alberto Bioletti. I have done this in the form of an historical novel told as if by him in the first person. My 350p work is now self-published and on Amazon.

I attach details about it just to let you know what I have been doing, or if you love reading history or historical novels here is a possible Christmas purchase. £9.99 from Amazon plus postage unless you are on Prime or £11 ordered direct from me to be sent by post, signed if you like. If you use Amazon a review on their site would be much appreciated.

Dominic Lacey: Anacyclosis: the theory of political evolution

In a well attended meeting on Tuesday 14th March and Dominic Lacey delivered his paper on Plato’s theory of political evolution.  The value of most people having clearly read what he had written in advance has seldom been so obvious for it stimulated a really thoughtful and extended discussion as we reflected on populism, the rise of Trump and the unsolved problems that big data are raising as middle ranking jobs are lost.  To see his paper again here it is. Continue reading

Jonathan Pearce on Islam and Liberal Democracy.

Dear ANVIL associate,

 

We end our third year with a talk by the liberal humanist writer and philosopher Jonathan Pearce speaking on the subject Islam and Liberal Democracy.  How Compatible Are They?  I have heard Jonathan speak and he has researched the subject carefully.  We should have an excellent meeting.   Few subjects could be more topical and relevant when the heads of our security services are on public record that the greatest threat to our country is Islamic Extremism.  Continue reading