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Marking the liberation of Auschwitz forces us to remember that the general principles undergirding this forlorn place were supported by popular sentiment among some very learned people.
by Mal Fletcher - 30/01/2015 - 25 comments
My American visitors sometimes comment that 'Australia seems a lot like America'. There are some superficial similarities.
by Peter West - 29/01/2015 - 1 comment
Too much polarisation results in a shrinking middle ground and the growth of alienation, bitterness and recrimination.
by Mal Fletcher - 22/01/2015 - 53 comments
But it is forgotten that eugenics was originally a doctrine of the Left who believed in what might be described as a perversion of liberalism.
by Gregory Melleuish - 16/01/2015 - 29 comments
Children who grow up in welfare-dependent families are much more likely to be dependent upon welfare as adults. This is the unsurprising finding of Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark in the Youth in Focus research project.
by Gary Johns - 14/01/2015 - 24 comments
If the runes of popular culture are anything to go by, marriage is far from a moribund institution. Yet creating something called Divorce Day arguably trivialises family breakup.
by Mal Fletcher - 7/01/2015 - 4 comments
Once, keeping everything the same made people feel comfortable. Now we've become the ­disruption generation, accommo­da­ting disruption in deeply personal ways.
by Ken Phillips - 6/01/2015 - 10 comments
The Department of Veteran's Affairs announced last March that the centenary of the Battle of Broken Hill on 1 January 2014 would not be formally commemorated by the Australian Government.
by David Singer - 2/01/2015 - 25 comments
The idea seems to be that children are no longer a social good and to be supported by the community, but a private indulgence for those who can 'afford' them.
by Clara Geoghegan - 2/01/2015 - 64 comments
If a person's sole source of income is the taxpayer, the person, as a condition of benefit, must have contraception. No contraception, no benefit.
by Gary Johns - 31/12/2014 - 142 comments
In the end, the violence committed by Man Haron Monis did not inspire communal hatred, but brought us together.
by Sev Ozdowski - 29/12/2014 - 34 comments
Take people, for instance. It is not unreasonable to be influenced by the first impression their appearance gives, and which often categorises them into a genre.
by Ian Nance - 29/12/2014 - 6 comments

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