Kevin Donnelly

Del Noce, modernity, and the death of the Enlightenment

30 December 2022 11:33 am

In Looking back on the Spanish Civil War (1943) George Orwell writes, such is the power of totalitarian thought control…

VATE’s commitment to championing the Voice

2 December 2022 8:00 am

It shouldn’t surprise that at a recent conference organised by the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English (VATE) teachers…

Power for power’s sake

29 November 2022 8:00 am

Unlike the German playwright Bertolt Brecht, who wrote that the East German government – unhappy with the election result –…

Religious schools struggle to keep the faith

12 November 2022 4:00 am

The expression the price of freedom is eternal vigilance is certainly true when it comes to religious freedom and freedom…

Australia’s dumbed-down schools are going nowhere

21 October 2022 10:00 am

Over the last month, there have been yet another two initiatives designed, supposedly, to improve the performance of Australian schools,…

A new ‘welcome to country’

6 October 2022 9:00 am

The Indigenous Welcome to Country is so prevalent and widespread that it’s heard at sporting events, at the start of…

The dictionary of Woke

30 August 2022 2:42 pm

While expressions like ‘political correctness’ and ‘being woke’ are recent, their origins can be traced to a number of intellectuals…

Chairman Dan's antipodean Venezuela

23 August 2022 4:00 am

In her media realise dated August 17 and headed ‘Applications Open for Premier’s Spirit of Democracy Tour’, Minister Natalie Hutchins…

Australia ignores the tragedy of Tavistock

12 August 2022 11:33 am

In the concerning world of Woke radical gender theory – where school children are taught that sex and gender are…

Five is too young for radical gender theory

26 July 2022 7:00 am

The Sydney parent of a 5-year-old child attending Roseville Kids Care complaining about his child being indoctrinated with radical LGBTQ+…

Evolution is preferable to revolution

12 July 2022 4:00 am

Grace Baldwin, in Monday’s Herald Sun, joins a long list of commentators arguing in favour of rising Wokeness saying, ‘If…

Marxist education? Senator Hughes might be right

30 June 2022 4:00 am

The NSW Liberal Senator Hollie Hughes gave a speech to the Sydney Institute identifying why the Scott Morrison government was…

You have to accept my identity as a tree

11 June 2022 9:00 am

[Calm down, it’s satire.] There’s no denying the fact I’m a tree. For years I was a victim of gaslighting…

We're not dead yet!

1 June 2022 8:00 am

In response to the federal election and to paraphrase Mark Twain, the death of centre-right parties, including the Liberal Party,…

Kooyong and Wentworth: the nowhere lands

22 May 2022 8:20 pm

There’s no doubt that Scott Morrison’s perceived arrogance, the small target strategy employed by the ALP, and the success of…

The spirit of conservative vision

14 May 2022 9:00 am

One of the principal election strategies employed by Scott Morrison is the argument that Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party…

Supporting women in sport is a winner for Morrison

22 April 2022 4:00 am

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and ex-Prime Ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott are right to support Katherine Deves, the Liberal…

Schools must return to a classical education

7 April 2022 9:00 am

Evidenced by this week’s international CiRCE conference on classical education involving a number of Australian and American speakers, the good news…

Wokeism: the next big religion

31 March 2022 2:00 pm

One of the more intriguing aspects of neo-Marxist inspired wokeness, notwithstanding its avowed secular nature and hostility to Christianity, is…

Radical gender theory starts in kindergarten

18 March 2022 10:53 am

A recent research paper titled Parents’ perspectives on the inclusion of gender and sexuality diversity in K-12 schooling: results from an…

Kids Helpline goes Woke

4 March 2022 12:00 pm

It shouldn’t surprise that under the heading ‘Sexual Identity’ the internet-based Kids Helpline promotes gender fluidity and diversity to children…

Kids need an education, not Woke indoctrination

18 February 2022 2:00 pm

A recent The Sun newspaper article written by the UK Secretary of State for Education Nadhim Zahawi should be compulsory reading for…

Mob hysteria

10 February 2022 10:26 am

While both Grace Tame, a victim of sexual abuse, and Brittany Higgins, who was allegedly raped in Parliament House, have…

Woke medicine

22 November 2021 1:55 pm

As noted by Roger Kimball in the World section, politically correct language and mind control now infects the medical profession,…

Victoria, the Venezuela of the South

4 October 2021 1:00 pm

Such was the ineptitude and mismanagement when Joan Kirner was Victoria’s Premier the state become known as the Albania of the south…