Of Curmudgeonly Interest This Week – 5 March 2017

I've got quite a few for you, this week: Keysar Trad, the inconvenient face of Islam in Australia. Clive James being an inconvenient conservative. Academics waking up to the fact that there is something rotten in the ivory towers, and Sam Harris waking up to the fact the left is rotten. Rebel Media taking a stand against Milo, and Mother Jones standing up for Trump. And more! Click on ...

What if they raised Swastika flags in Australian classroom?

A thought experiment This is quite an old column I wrote for the Connor Post, but which I didn't realise I hadn't reposted yet. The thought experiment in this case is to ask, what if an academic infatuated with not one, but another controversial ideologue whose theories had directly lead to millions of deaths last … Continue reading What if they raised Swastika flags in Australian classroom?

Of Curmudgeonly Interest This Week – 20 February 2017

A bit of a break I've been travelling on family business, so I missed last week's post of Things Interesting. Here's a couple that I did manage to catch. The Age of Civilizational Self-Loathing Many years ago, I worked in a printing factory. The storeman was a lovely, gentlemanly Indian named Alastair. Talking on the … Continue reading Of Curmudgeonly Interest This Week – 20 February 2017

Free College: The Australian Experience

The Whitlam years are the Camelot myth of the Australian left, and possibly no legend is more important to the mythopeia of Whitlam than that Whitlam abolished university fees and made higher education available to working-class Australians for the first time. So much for the legend - what does the historical record say about the … Continue reading Free College: The Australian Experience