Lord Voldemort

What we can learn from J.K Rowling

I have read the entire Harry Potter series of books written by J.K.Rowling. They may have been written for children but some of the content is very adult.

I particularly enjoyed the fifth book, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix as it showed an acute understanding of politics.


The Ministry of Magic is typical of bureaucratic government departments in the real world. In this novel the magical world is under threat. The threat is very real and very powerful but there is one small problem. The Ministry of Magic refuse to believe that the threat is there!


The Ministry of Magic

The Ministry of Magic

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Charlie Shovel on Media

In Charles Chauvel’s whiny and bitchy valedictory speech he decided to comment on media matters. He seems to have a problem with a couple of bloggers but not the courage to name them…I continue to be the Voldemort of the New Zealand blogosphere.

I have trimmed the video so you don’t have to listen to all of his carping.

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