A sour taste in my mouth

A sour taste in my mouth

This essay is a review of Cubic Construction and its principal proprietor, Qulzam (Cooly) Mahmood. I am surprised by the absence of other reviews on the internet, either positive or negative, since my experience was so extreme. My goal...

A study of soldiers in fiction

A study of soldiers in fiction

Mark Cousins’ documentary A Story of Children in Film commences at the window of the sanatorium where Van Gogh spent time recuperating. The view through the bars is compared with how the artist painted the scene in his vibrant, emotionally honest...

The British Army 2020: a chronic failure of organisational design

The British Army 2020: a chronic failure of organisational design

“The first duty of Government is the defence of the realm”. This truism comes from The Armed Forces Covenant, a Ministry of Defence document articulating the relationship between the state and the soldier. Despite this obligation, the government...

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