A free market strategy to solve societal problems

24 October 2017 12:00 pm

People seem to have lost faith in both the free market and in government. Capitalism and investing are now pejorative…

Mango, memes, millennials and the MSM

24 October 2017 7:23 am

I had a ‘delightful discovery’ of my own last week. And that is, young people today (i.e. millennials) understand what’s…

As a UN Human Rights Council member we must not reward Palestinian terror

23 October 2017 4:12 pm

Now that Australia is to be a card-carrying member of the UN’s Human Rights Council from January 2018 (alongside such…

State-sanctioned suicide

23 October 2017 12:54 pm

James Merlino, Victoria’s Deputy Premier spectacularly crossed the floor last week to oppose his leader, Daniel Andrews, on the matter…

Our universities value identity politics over Western civilisation — and here’s the proof

23 October 2017 7:29 am

The IPA’s report, The Rise of Identity Politics: An Audit of History Teaching at Australian Universities in 2017, written by…

Diary

21 October 2017 9:00 am

New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Raleigh, Dallas… I’m on a book tour in Donald Trump’s USA, which feels much like the…

The Kurds are on their own

21 October 2017 9:00 am

The routing of Isis in northern Iraq ought to be a time of international celebration, but as ever in the…

Letters

21 October 2017 9:00 am

The great divider Sir: Niall Ferguson (‘Tech vs Trump’, 14 October) draws a parallel between the Reformation — powered by the…

Kiwi notes

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Piggy’s prevaricating protégé Australians who like to poke fun at quaint, idiosyncratic New Zealand have, for once, got all the…

Dis-con notes

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Toughen up, snowflakes Another parliamentary sitting week has passed, with nothing done to confront the fate that has been staring…

Just another hoax

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Two out of three ain’t bad. Or so we are supposed to believe. So let’s start by accepting that the…

Brexit can strengthen the Union

21 October 2017 9:00 am

There will be no chance of the United Kingdom making a success of Brexit if Scotland votes to break up…

Bridge

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Bridge is a partnership game — but haven’t you sometimes wished you could file for a quick divorce mid-rubber? The…

no. 479

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Black to play. This is from Sanal-Arnaudov, Antalya 2017. How did Black finish off the horribly exposed white king? Answers…

Cruise ship pianists

21 October 2017 9:00 am

When Crystal Cruises invited me to join their flagship as the guest classical pianist for a springtime voyage around the…

It’s the thought that counts

21 October 2017 9:00 am

During a panel discussion in 1949, Frank Lloyd Wright made an undiplomatic comment about Marcel Duchamp’s celebrated picture of 1912,…

St Vincent: Masseduction

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Grade: A The old Tulsa sound was a rather agreeable low-key, shuffling, blues-inflected rockabilly — primarily J.J. Cale and Leon…

The Bilbao effect

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Twenty years ago I wrote of the otherwise slaveringly praised Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao: I’m in a minority of, apparently,…

Salon Strauss

21 October 2017 9:00 am

An opera without singers, a Strauss orchestra of just 16, and an early music ensemble playing Mahler: welcome to the…

Pregnant silence

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Brian Sewell once wrote an article about abortion headlined: ‘Women, the killers in our midst.’ He got an awful lot…

Dangerous liaisons

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Lothario, Don Juan, philanderer, ‘naughty’, ‘plays away’ — all terms for men who have an overwhelming drive to seduce scores…

One man rules

21 October 2017 9:00 am

Optimists speculate that Xi Jinping’s power accumulation is the prelude to a burst of liberalising reform in his second five-year…

Lost in translation

21 October 2017 9:00 am

If Michel Barnier and David Davis, in their regular dialogue of the deaf, seem to be inhabiting different mental universes,…

No deal is a good deal

21 October 2017 9:00 am

So Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker enjoyed a ‘broad and constructive exchange’ during their working dinner in Brussels. Last time…

Cult classic

21 October 2017 9:00 am

In Dan Brown’s new thriller, Origin, we are introduced to the Catholic church’s sinister far-right rival — a paranoid worldwide…