Australia

Whip out 18C

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Another week, and another slap in the face from a major university to the hard-working taxpayers of mainstream Australia –…

Not our ABC

16 June 2018 9:00 am

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is a $1.04 billion piece of public policy and we treat it as exactly that: a…

Latham’s law

16 June 2018 9:00 am

At last, there’s a break in the weather. As identity politics has swept across Australia like a crackling thunderstorm, drenching…

Letter from Penge

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Australia is now unwittingly linked even more closely with the dreary outer-London suburb of Penge. Not only was it the…

Planetary perspectives

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Here I am, back in Ecuador. Ecuadorians boast that the 6,310-metre high Mt Chimaborazo volcano protrudes 2,073 metres higher into…

Australia, defenceless

16 June 2018 9:00 am

The ability of our armed forces to defend the nation is being crippled, not through any fault of theirs, but…

Punish Pooh-bahs, not poor people

16 June 2018 9:00 am

An ancient dead white bloke, Aristotle, conceived a world with natural masters and servants, writing ‘That some should rule, and…

Canadian notes

16 June 2018 9:00 am

The size of the dog in the fight Can you imagine running on a party platform or manifesto with the…

Australian notes

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Western Civ That the Australian National University has rejected funding to establish a Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation proves how…

Michael Lewis as Rigoletto

16 June 2018 9:00 am

Sir Walter Scott published The Bride of Lammermoor in 1819 as one of his hugely successful Waverley novels which captured…

Blind to their own racism

16 June 2018 9:00 am

As human beings, we often act in ways that are contradictory. Little inconsistencies are fine, but when they become major…

Brown study

16 June 2018 9:00 am

The Barbarians are at it again. If it is not statues they want to desecrate, it is the names of…

Simon Collins

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Harry and Meghan’s big day was such a media roadblock in Australia that there were about fifteen hours when it…

Decline and fall

9 June 2018 9:00 am

It’s official. Our decline into Third World status is accelerating. Our students languish behind those of Kazakhstan and Bulgaria in…

Latham’s law

9 June 2018 9:00 am

What was Paul Ramsay thinking? In dedicating part of his estate’s $3 billion endowment to course work at an Australian…

At uni with Mrs Potato Head

9 June 2018 9:00 am

These days, whenever a local council comes up with a lunatic idea that bewilders ordinary Australians, you can be guaranteed…

Brown study

9 June 2018 9:00 am

It is hard to be original about the Joyce-Kardashian interview, but there are two points worth making. First, it was…

To Jerusalem and back

9 June 2018 9:00 am

I land at Ben-Gurion Airport just before midnight and begin the long ascent to Jerusalem. The headiness hits me immediately…

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…

Australian notes

9 June 2018 9:00 am

On Republicanism The spectacle of so many grisly celebrities clustered together at the royal wedding reminded me why I was…

West goes south

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Last November I was lucky enough to have been invited to the Sydney launch of the Ramsay Centre for Western…

Kororadika Beach by Augustus Earle

9 June 2018 9:00 am

Antiquarians can seem an exotic group to many of us and yet there are several successful dealers in this country,…

White fright

9 June 2018 9:00 am

In the freakish universe of identity politics, there’s no creature sadder than the self-hating white person. All it takes for…

Western Civ rules – OK!

9 June 2018 9:00 am

According to the the Times Higher Education Supplement, there is only one Australian university in the world’s top fifty: the…

Sarah Snook

Culture buff

2 June 2018 9:00 am

George Bernard Shaw called it ‘a chronicle play’, I suppose a sort of docudrama if a superior one. Saint Joan…