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The obsessive need to control other people’s lives

May 26, 2011
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Daphne Caruana Galizia picks out the flaws in the ‘No’ camp’s reasoning and concludes that the NO argument boils down to wanting to interfere in other people’s lives. This article appeared in today’s Malta Independent. Somebody remarked to me earlier that the ‘No’ and ‘Yes’ camps in this referendum have brought together some pretty odd […]

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The Pursuit of Happiness

May 25, 2011
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James Debono adds a new post in his series running up to the Divorce referendum. Originally posted in his blog on MaltaToday. For those who are happily married, the issue at stake next Saturday is whether to deny the same happiness to other people who want to affirm their lifelong commitment towards their beloved. Ultimately […]

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Intellectual honesty

May 19, 2011
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I’m going to be laconic this time since I really don’t feel like ranting and raving about the billboards, the technicalities, size 10, the latest statements and so on and so forth. So I’ll just make use of that wonderful tool at our disposal these days – the link – and allow readers to draw their own conclusions. The key words are […]

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Wolves dressed as sheep

May 19, 2011
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Carmel Hili (Kattolici – Iva ghax dritt) reacts to the Gozo Bishop’s sermon at St. George’s Basilica in which the Bishop described yes voters as “wolves dressed as sheep. Press release reproduced with the authors’ permission. According to newspaper reports, last Sunday at St. George’s Basilica, Victoria (Gozo), H.E. Mons. Bishop of Gozo said that […]

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Italy and the divorce debate

May 18, 2011
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Jacques René Zammit The following is an extract from a book review by Ernest Ialongo (Review of Seymour, Mark, Debating Divorce in Italy: Marriage and the Making of Modern Italians, 1860-1974. H-Italy, H-Net Reviews. February, 2008.) The book being reviewed deals with the history of the divorce debate in Italy from the period of the […]

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Why the YES will prevail

May 18, 2011
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James Debono (reproduced from the MaltaToday blog  with the authors’ kind permission) Conservative as they may seem,  Maltese voters have always shown a marked tendency to dismiss quirky views and vote for common sense solutions. This is why am convinced the yes campaign will prevail on May 28. Turn the clock back to 2003. Those […]

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My Perspective on Divorce

May 17, 2011
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Maria Grech Ganado First posted on facebook, this post is reproduced in the Malta Chronicle with the kind permission of the author. We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot — “Little Gidding” […]

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