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Charlottesville August 2017: Where is the Truth?

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in miscellaneous, most recent | 0 comments

Charlottesville August 2017: Where is the Truth?

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 85 Autumn 2017 When people in Britain recall the summer of 2017 they may remember the two blockbuster movies showing that season which evoked nostalgia for a summer 77 years earlier – June – August 1940: “Dunkirk” and “Churchill”. On release exactly a year after the Brexit referendum, these two films reinforced the British mythos of national unity in the face of imminent national disaster and threat. Although “Churchill” is about the period immediately before the...

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Individual – Nation – World

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in most recent, threefold Society | 0 comments

Individual – Nation – World

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 84 Summer 2017 One of the major features of human development over the past 100 years has been the relationship between nationalism and what is variously called ‘internationalism’, ‘supranationalism’ or ‘cosmopolitanism’. First, the difference between these latter three terms should be clarified. Internationalism simply organises cooperative relations between nation states while recognising that the basic unit remains the nation state. The League of Nations, founded in...

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1849 and 2017: Thoughts on ‘Globalisation’

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in most recent, nwo | 0 comments

1849 and 2017: Thoughts on ‘Globalisation’

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 86 Jan. – Mar. 2018 It seems to this writer that there has been a certain similarity between the events of the years 1848 and 1849 on the one hand and those of 2016 and 2017 on the other. In 1848 and 2016 there was a widespread populist revolt across the western world against the existing Establishment which was severely shaken by the upsurge – various governments and prominent figures fell, including the Kings of France and Bavaria, and Chancellor Metternich of Austria, the...

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The Year of the Black Swan – Brexit and Trump

Posted by on Dec 29, 2016 in miscellaneous, most recent, nwo | 0 comments

The Year of the Black Swan – Brexit and Trump

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 82, Jan. – Mar. 2017 The study of biography is an important and growing area of research in anthroposophy, related as it is to Rudolf Steiner’s work on the study of karma and reincarnation. As such, biographical work has a socially hygienic function, as it helps to promote the understanding of time (and timing) in one’s life and thus to restore meaning. And it is meaning that human beings crave above all, for we are beings who create meaning through the act of cognition,...

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Moltke, the West’s War on Russia & the ‘New Roman Empire’

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in First World War, most recent, nwo | 0 comments

Moltke, the West’s War on Russia & the ‘New Roman Empire’

This article was first published  in The Present Age magazine Vol. 2, No. 3, June 2016   In his Reflections and Memories, written in Homburg in November 1914, Helmuth von Moltke makes quite clear that “Our failure to overwhelm France in the first attack was due to England’s fast intervention”(1). The British Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey kept British military plans and intentions to aid France in the event of war secret, even from his own fellow Cabinet members, until the secret came out in 1911. Later, in Berlin in the...

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Echoes of the 9th Century in Our Time

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in east west issues, miscellaneous, most recent, nwo | 0 comments

Echoes of the 9th Century in Our Time

This article was first published in New View magazine Issue 81 Autumn 2016 “Matthew was an angel as a young child – sensitive, well-behaved, affectionate, often joyful, and often dreaming away on another plane. After turning nine, however, he soon changed into quite a different person.  He was sometimes rude and critical, and often moody if not downright wretched…. Prior to age seven or eight, most children are sunny, smiling, exuberant, joyful beings – little angels, for the most part. Around the ninth birthday, however, a tinge of...

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2016: Britain’s Year of Decision

Posted by on Mar 28, 2016 in miscellaneous, most recent | 0 comments

2016: Britain’s Year of Decision

This article was first published in New View magazine ‘No. 79 Apr – June 2016 2016 looks to be a momentous year in British history, when the nation makes its choice in the referendum on 23rd June on whether to remain in the European Union  or leave it. This could affect Britain’s direction for decades, if not centuries. In the world of science Professor Stephen Hawking (74), who seems to be regarded by the media as something of a British scientific ‘cardinal’ in the contemporary western world’s modern ‘religion’ of...

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Historical Conscience – From Uriel to Michael

Posted by on Dec 14, 2015 in miscellaneous, most recent | 0 comments

Historical Conscience  – From Uriel  to Michael

This article was first published in New View Magazine Issue 77 Autumn 2015 The light from the widths of the world Lives on within me powerfully, Becoming light of soul And shining into spirit depths, To bring forth all the fruits Which in course of time shall ripen The Self of Man from the Self of the World                             - Rudolf Steiner, The Calendar of the Soul  (Week 22)                                            translated by Terry Boardman In October...

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The best book yet on the causes of the First World War

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in First World War, most recent | 0 comments

The best book yet on the causes of the First World War

As the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War approached,  a number of new books appeared to explain what happened in 1914. I have read most of the new books published in English, including those by historians Christopher Clark, Margaret Macmillan, Max Hastings, and Sean McMeekin, but in my opinion, the best book on the subject appeared in April this year. It was the product of 14 years’ work  and was written by the German historian Dr.  Markus Osterrieder PhD of Munich. It presents a  more comprehensive and far-reaching...

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Kaspar Hauser; Erste Weltkrieg; Beziehung England und Deutschland

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in auf deutsch, First World War, most recent | 0 comments

Kaspar Hauser; Erste Weltkrieg; Beziehung England und Deutschland

Terry Boardman, Vortrag: Kaspar Hauser, der Erste Weltkrieg und die Beziehung zwischen England und Deutschland Kaspar-Hauser-Festspiele 2014,   Ansbach, Deutschland  2. August 2014 Guten morgen.  Ich möchte Eckart Böhmer danken, mir die Gelegenheit zu geben nochmal hier bei den Kaspar Hauser Festspielen zu sprechen, zu diesem Thema das nicht nur für unser Verständnis der Vergangenheit so wichtig ist sondern auch für die Zukunft Europas. Ich muß aber mit zwei Bitten um Ihre Entschuldigung beginnen. Erstens, daß ich mein Vortag im...

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