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The first globe-trotter.

We live in an age where travel is becoming a commodity. £300 return fares, London-New York, non-stop. £60 tickets for the train to Paris. Competition has brought low fares and low fares have shrunk the world: the jet set is … Continue reading

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A voyage into Israel’s psyche: Masada.

From The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem, by Flavius Josephus. There sprang up another sort of robbers in Jerusalem, which were called Sicarii, who slew men in the day time, and in the midst of … Continue reading

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