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November 4, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

Recently listening to an interesting podcast discussion, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer and Lance Nelson – concerning the forthcoming Bulgarian presidential election – I chanced upon a newspaper interview in the Daily […]

Hillary and Donald’s ‘Punch & Judy Show’

October 22, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

Some comedian recently asked on British TV, apropos the loutish and androgynous Donald Trump: “Why would American voters want to replace a perfe ...

The Balkan Blog: Sing A Song of Sixpence

October 8, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

‘Sing a song of sixpence, A pocket full of rye. Four and twenty blackbirds, Baked in a pie. When the pie was opened, The birds began to sing; Wasn&# ...

The Balkan Blog: To Think and Inherit The Wind?

September 23, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

Directed by Stanley Kramer, Inherit the Wind is a fictionalized account of the 1925 US Scopes Monkey Trial which resulted in John T Scopes’ convicti ...

  • The Balkan Blog: Is Greece at the tipping point?
    September 14, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

    The very north of Greece might well be “The Yardstick” by which we can measure the reality of living in a significantly indebted nation, while it enjoys a severe reality check. […]

  • The Balkan Blog: The Gordons come to Bulgaria
    September 13, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

    People generally take a lot for granted, especially concerning ex-communist countries. They often think that by reading a particular rag or subscribing to a certain political party, that they are […]

  • The Balkan Blog: Foreign muck – how can you eat it?
    September 7, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

    There was a ‘Round Our Ken’ comedy sketch on radio, many years ago, with Kenneth Williams and Betty Marsden. Ken plays a typical British dinosaur, who is sitting in a […]

  • The Balkan Blog: Be an Ambler Gambler
    August 31, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

    In my last three murder mystery novels, certain critics have noted a similarity between my writing style and that of one of Britain’s most successful spy thriller writers, the modest […]

  • The Balkan Blog: Will Britons ever be slaves?
    August 26, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

    When Britain first, at Heaven’s command Arose from out the azure main; This was the charter of the land, And guardian angels sang this strain: “Rule, Britannia! rule the waves: […]