It is little understood that whilst this 'Commonwealth of ours' today assumes an all-inclusive Commonwealth, the Commonwealth of 1901 included only six states and ignored the Commonwealth of Aboriginal Nations.
We can trace the museumisation of church art to the process of secularisation aided by the interest in comparative religion.
Of course, once the values of 2020 are obsolete, we must limit film choices further because the only way we are to progress as a society is if everyone thinks the same.
Do not cull your books: you will regret it
Advocates of identity politics are demanding that white writers stop creating fictional characters who are different from their own race, gender or sexual orientation.
'Blood on the Stone' clearly and deliberately resonates with the current techniques of 'political chicanery', such as 'fake' news, bombastic oratory, 'truthiness', foreign interference, blatant hypocrisy and so on.
In 1909, Haldane recommended that a Secret Service Bureau be established, divided into two sections, Home and Foreign.
This is a world, of transaction, appearance and display, based on conceit and seduction, the toying by the super star artist with the necessarily gullible.
He seems to be exerting a continuing influence, with his film, The Other Side of the Wind making its debut after 48 torrid years.
'The Brisbane writers' festival is very hard work. So, to be uninvited to what is possibly the dreariest literary festival in the world, with zero hospitality and no fun at all, is a great relief.'
If you read about Rimsky-Korsakov you learn a lot about the chaotic life of 19th Century Russia.
It seems like the end of the modernist dream is really a post-modern reality of bland, conforming statements.