Of Curmudgeonly Interest This Week – 26 February 2017

Nazis, anti-Nazis, dumb celebrities, movie reviews and atheists! I got it all, this week! Click on ...

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Making Rods For Their Own Backs

My latest for Whale Oil blog Purveyors of narrow-minded identity politics fail to grasp the strength of truly liberal democracies, which is that their laws and institutions are crafted for the benefit and protection of everybody. Groups who, when in power, shape political weapons to bully and harass their opponents into submission are invariably dismayed …

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Of Curmudgeonly Interest This Week – 6 February 2017

What's Lushy been reading this week? 6 February 2017 Riots and Rejection of Free Speech at UC Berkeley Once again, Some Black Guy nails it: 2o17, the year that you're a fuckin' Nazi if you just dislike illegal immigration, y'know, if you just dislike people breaking the law, if you just have a differing opinion …

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