Tony Letford

Should we bomb Iran?

18 August 2018 9:00 am

Clearly, when I say ‘we’, I don’t mean you and me.  As a responsible Speccie reader I’m sure you know…

Clash of teaching civilisations

9 June 2018 9:00 am

In 1942 Dr Joseph Needham was sent by the British government to China to study China’s universities and see what…

Dark truth behind white lies

5 May 2018 9:00 am

If we look at the former British colonies of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa, we can see several…

Send the white farmers to the outback!

7 April 2018 9:00 am

In a characteristically pungent Speccie piece, Rod Liddle recently described as ‘genocide’ the situation of white farmers in the semi-arid…

The new great Australian silence

24 March 2018 9:00 am

In Down Among The Wild Men, the anthropologist, John Greenway, describes the process by which Aboriginal adolescents from the Western…

The sorry sorry business

15 February 2018 7:37 am

In December 1970 the then Chancellor of West Germany, Willy Brandt, while on a visit to Poland went down on…

On culture, parenting and education

20 January 2018 9:00 am

The Sydney Morning Herald recently announced that the NSW Education Minister, Rob Stokes, is considering opening up the selective schools…

Is nothing sacred?

25 November 2017 9:00 am

The majority of Australians have now indicated their support for the principle of same-sex marriage and the Government has introduced…

On a sensitive issue

1 July 2017 9:00 am

In 1939 Paul Hasluck published ‘Our Southern Half Caste Natives and their condition.’ It was a pamphlet based on a…

The incompatability of Islam

10 June 2017 9:00 am

In the Australian on the 6th of June, a senior British Muslim politician, Sajid Javid, in response to the latest…

Death penalty for wannabe martyrs

3 June 2017 9:00 am

Sooner or later some deranged Islamic fundamentalist is going to kill a lot of Australians for the greater glory of…

The refugee fetish

18 February 2017 9:00 am

On February 8, the Australian published a full page advertisement paid for by 72 organisations calling for the evacuation of…

The refugee fetish

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

On February 8, the Australian published a full page advertisement paid for by 72 organisations calling for the evacuation of…

Dumbing down NSW

4 February 2017 9:00 am

What do Mary Durack, Christina Stead, A. B. Facey, Xavier Herbert, Les Murray, Thomas Keneally and Clive James have in…

Dumbing down NSW

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

What do Mary Durack, Christina Stead, A. B. Facey, Xavier Herbert, Les Murray, Thomas Keneally and Clive James have in…

Vagabondism and harlotry

27 August 2016 9:00 am

That we are to have yet another Royal Commission into Aboriginal Affairs is good news for some. It is good…