Despite our triumphalist culture, our suffering defines us more than our victories.
This essay rises from musing about British PM Boris Johnson, Brexit and the European Union, and of course musing about our own situation in Australia.
It has to be a game changer when a book espousing communism is the talk of the town. It has done this by putting the discussion on a firm footing.
When I was young and naive I believed that I was Australian.
The critics are right – the reason for entering politics ought to be service to the country rather than a lucrative professional career.
Peterson argues that ‘the Equity Doctrine …. has gone too far’.
What empowers people and nurtures a shared sense of purpose and belonging is individuals, business and community leaders working together, in good faith, on solutions that reflect local conditions.
Almost one-third of the players in the State of Origin on last Wednesday night refused to sing the national anthem because of a quibble over one word.
We are genetically wired to follow our leaders.
In Australia, our political system promotes all the wrong childhood, competitive behaviours like tactical play, groupthink, manipulating, and even backstabbing over our more mature adult behaviours.
.... social hostilities have a habit of crystallising upward into the policies and laws that order our common life
Palestinians have never had a Mabo moment whereby their historical occupancy of the land of Israel has been recognised by Israel and its courts.