"We need social bonds. As a man for whom most of those bonds have been denied or severed by the System, I feel that most deeply. But, having said that, I still ask: Why can't we have those bonds without believing, or pretending to believe, in palpably untrue things like 'ancient scriptures' or 'democracy' or 'equality'?" - Kevin Alfred Strom

Google Groups: How Not to Run an Archive

by Kevin Alfred Strom

IT’S BEING acknowledged everywhere — now by Wired magazine and the SEO Theory newsletter. Google Groups is totally broken.

It began well. Google acquired the Deja News archive of Usenet postings from 1995 forward, and then added 1981-1994 material from Marc Spencer’s archive. If somebody said it in a newsgroup, you […]

"By literature I mean quite simply any sort of writing at all that reaches a sufficient intensity of performance to glow with its own heat." - Raymond Chandler

Thanks to EU Times

THANKS TO EU TIMES: My thanks go out to the European Union Times, which — alone among important media outlets — spoke out for justice throughout my travails, telling both sides of the story in their news reporting and calling for my release in editorials. They stated “Kevin Alfred Strom is innocent,” saying of […]

"A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally." - Wilde

Birdsong Radio

by Kevin Alfred Strom

YEARS AGO I joked that the next niche radio format to be attempted would be continuous bird calls. I never imagined that it could actually happen, but it has, and the results are quite pleasant.

Apparently one of the Digital Audio Broadcast channels in Great Britain (yes, they have real over-the-air […]

"The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs." - Alphonse de Lamartine

Gandhi Article Generates Interest

Gandhi by Harold Arthur McNeill; click for the full-size version.

by Kevin Alfred Strom

MY RECENT ARTICLE on Mahatma Gandhi has created some interest, and has been reprinted not only by the Historical Review Press in Britain, but also by John de Nugent and by Ironlight, a site whose motto is ‘illumination in the […]

"No rock so hard but that a little wave may beat admission in a thousand years." - Alfred, Lord Tennyson

How Much Do You Know About World Affairs?

A Simple Quiz

by Mark Graffis

EDITOR’S NOTE: Being able to score an “A” on this simple quiz should be a requirement before one is permitted to vote in any national election. — Kevin Alfred Strom.

1. In which of these countries are Christians permitted to pray or wear religious symbols in the schools?

A. […]