A Big Thank you for 2022

As 2022 draws to a close, we would like to offer a big thank you to:

-The many readers who follow this blog, too numerous to name. We would like to mention two readers from very different corners of the Spanish-speaking world for their many likes; but obviously cannot name them for reasons of privacy.

-To all those who suggest new ideas, comments and stories, and those who spread this blog across the various social media

-To all the professional scientists, social workers, economists, journalists and others whose intelligence and hard work are, when all is said and done, the real basis of this blog

-To all those Americans who realised that Donald Trump is not the answer to their problems

-To all those Ukrainians who stood up to to violence and tyranny

-And, even if this annoys some readers, to all those Conservative MPs who realised that Britain needs governance of a higher order than that provided by Boris Johnson and Liz Truss

-To all those French electors who realised that, however bad its practitioners, Democracy is less lethal than Fascism

-To all Australians who gave us hope that the climate might yet be fixed and that ignorant stubborn denialism can be overcome, however strong the support for it in certain media outlets

Brazilians in general, who in our professional experience manage to combine the joie de vivre of the Latins with the stern work ethic of the Germans-we’ve never met anyone like them.

There are other examples

We think 2022 could have been a lot worse. Which is not to say things are particularly good, at least as long as Vladimir Putin has access to nuclear weapons. But please keep your hopes up. The bad guys don’t always win. Not every time anyway.

#spanish #donald trump #vladimir putin #ukraine #climate change #global warming

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