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Postmodernists believe that all truth is relative-your truth, my truth, but never the truth. This does away with most ideas of sin.
by Graham Young - 9/04/2024 - 7 comments
Simone Weil, Hitler in WWII, the current United States imbroglio, and the Australian independents in the last election - the Teals - give us the reasons why political parties should go.
by Peter Bowden - 25/03/2024 - 10 comments
It can be argued that the early Fabians may have been naïve. For although 'democracy' has seemingly triumphed it has, thanks to neo-liberalism, become the handmaiden of global capitalism.
by John Töns - 18/03/2024 - 9 comments
Young is the executive director of the Australian Institute for Progress, but that name is misleading, he is a conservative.
by Peter Bowden - 28/02/2024 - 8 comments
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's recent comments that federal parliament's 'terms are too short with just three years' has raised expectations for a referendum for four-year fixed terms.
by Scott Prasser - 7/02/2024 - 12 comments
But that same history tells of the greatness of the human race. We have ended serfdom and slavery, abolished the divine right of kings, and introduced parliamentary democracy.
by Peter Bowden - 26/09/2023 - 15 comments
Liberty and national borders
by David Leyonhjelm - 13/09/2023 - 8 comments
A second chamber makes governments more careful about what they propose – without one they can exercise control unchallenged.
by Scott Prasser - 5/09/2023 - 8 comments
Is 'politicisation' undermining the integrity of our institutions, the functioning of our democracy and the core principle of merit?
by Scott Prasser - 31/08/2023 - 4 comments
American presidents elected in a year ending with a zero have a tendency to die in office. Will Joe Biden (elected in 2020) also die in office?
by Keith Suter - 24/08/2023 - 4 comments
The surprising thing is not that the British were originally involved in the slave trade - everyone was - but that they unilaterally decided to end it.
by Graham Young - 4/08/2023 - 21 comments
Hanania is skeptical about the value of reading old books primarily on the grounds that human thought has made progress over time and thereby rendered many of the arguments of the past irrelevant for the modern world.


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