The world this August

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The world this August
 © In-Cyprus 2018
By Tim Potier

The first half of August is usually the quietest news fortnight in the year. National legislatures are customarily in recess; political leaders on holiday and, (those few) journalists still working have to search hard for stories that will capture our attention. As a consequence, our news media can often become preoccupied with ‘much ado about nothing’ stories, providing the opportunity for politicians on the margins even of their own political groupings to harangue us with their hyperbole. It is therefore one of the welcome manifestations of September that buckets and spades are retired, once more, to some distant corner of our homes, as the world gets back into gear and society reminds itself that it has problems to solve.

August is a period of the year which is longed for, but one which suffers from a higher measure of ennui. The stress of getting there, those vacant hours after one has arrived (not knowing quite what to do with oneself), the pile of...


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The world this August


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