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CARL HALLING SELECTED WRITINGS @ Indieauthors.com



On National Sovereignty And The Nobility Of Non-Interventionism

Posted by Carl Halling, 23 June 2014 · 85 views
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On National Sovereignty And The Nobility Of Non-Interventionism The Western World as I see her no longer possesses anywhere near the degree of moral cogency, born of her long-standing Judeo-Christian foundation and adherence to traditional Christian values, with which she was blessed only a half a century or so ago. And thence her only morally acceptable stance in terms of the affairs of sovereign nations, no matter h...


A Perfectly Brief Young Life I Wanted 1

Posted by Carl Halling, 19 June 2014 · 93 views
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A Perfectly Brief Young Life I Wanted 1 One A Perfectly Foolish Young Man I Wanted (Abridged Version)

Introduction


The flower thus far of Carl Halling's writings was first collected in early 2012 as the works Where the Halling Valley River Lies and Far Beyond the Borderlands of Scotia . And then with the cream of a later work, The Boy from the Tail End of the Goldhawk Road being added,...


The Nation I Identify With In Spirit

Posted by Carl Halling, 04 June 2014 · 86 views
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The Nation I Identify With In Spirit England is the Nation 1

England is the nation
I identify with in spirit

But my origins lie
Not just in England,
But three of the four
Constituent countries
of the United Kingdom.
Thence, I'm Scottish
and Scots-Irish
and possibly also
English Canadian
and English and
again possibly also
Danish Australian
with a...


Rock And Roll And The Youth Tribes Of Albion

Posted by Carl Halling, 09 January 2014 · 174 views
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Rock And Roll And The Youth Tribes Of Albion That Totemic Y ear

Again and again, 1955 is cited by cultural commentators as the year in which things started to change in America and the West.
When it comes to Britain, there seems to be no doubt that within the space of a mere two generations, a spectacular rise in criminal violence from the low rates of at least the previous two centuries,...


Though Are The Wonders Of This Brief Life 5

Posted by Carl Halling, 31 December 2013 · 173 views
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Though Are The Wonders Of This Brief Life 5 Chapter Four West of the Fields Long Gone

With All the Fervour of a Former Acolyte

Among those who appeared in the Richard Cottrell production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Bristol Old Vic in early 1980 were legendary method genius and future Hollywood superstar Daniel Day Lewis, and superb character actor, Nickolas Grace, still perhaps best kno...


Though Are The Wonders Of This Brief Life 4

Posted by Carl Halling, 30 December 2013 · 160 views
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Though Are The Wonders Of This Brief Life 4 Chapter Three My Future Positively Glittered

Seventies Dandies, Soul Boys and Punks

For two years or so, I'd worshipped at the altar of those artists who had either immediately pre-dated the age of artistic Modernism of ca. 1880-1920, or been part of its Banquet Years, and beyond into the Golden Twenties, the Annees folles and so on. However, in 1976,...


Though Are The Wonders Of This Brief Life 3

Posted by Carl Halling, 30 December 2013 · 168 views
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Though Are The Wonders Of This Brief Life 3 Chapter Two The Triumph of Decadence

In a Decade of Endless Possibilities

In late summer 1973, the minesweeper HMS Thamesis set out for Bordeaux in Gironde in the south west of France. It was my first voyage as an Ordinary Deckhand with the RNR, and I was just seventeen years old.
During the trip I made my best ever RNR friend in the shape of a fellow...


Though Are The Wonders Of This Brief Life 2

Posted by Carl Halling, 30 December 2013 · 128 views
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Though Are The Wonders Of This Brief Life 2 Book One

Rescue of a Rock and Roll Child

Introduction

Rescue of a Rock and Roll Child is a memoir which I've elected to call an experiment in memoir composition in the form of a novella from which so many of my subsequent writings have arisen. And while it's been largely untouched since its initial “definitive” publication, modifications have been...


Though Are The Wonders Of This Brief Life 1

Posted by Carl Halling, 30 December 2013 · 112 views
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Though Are The Wonders Of This Brief Life 1 Introduction

Though Are the Wonders of this Brief Life , formerly The Boy from the Tail End of the Goldhawk Road is, unlike my previous work, very much not a 'Best Of' my writings. In fact, it's little more than a
'Rest Of', or collection of leftovers or secondary pieces collated in 2012-13, beginning with the already much documented memoir, Rescu...


Adversary (A Quartet Of Modern Discourses)

Posted by Carl Halling, 01 October 2013 · 338 views
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Adversary (A Quartet Of Modern Discourses) Adversary (a Quartet of Modern Discourses)

1. The Coming of the Absaloms

Introduction

When it comes to the key events that helped to create the society that emerged in the American/Western World in the wake of the Second World War - arguably the most traumatic event in history - many would be inclined to cite the 1950s as the fulcrumic decade, and ac...






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