Tag: Book Review

Cruelty by Design: Australia’s Immigration Laws

As a nation we must face the deep root of inhuman cruelty in our national psyche that our politicians so willingly exploit to advance their own power.

Politically Challenged: Review of Scott Ryan’s ‘Challenging Politics’

...it may be that the current atmosphere in Canberra represents a perverse form of unity. In arguing more and more about less and less, politicians are sending a message to the electorate that Real Disagreements are being had, when in fact it is clear that the two major parties are different cheeks on the same rear end.

A review of Bill Bowtell’s Unmasked: The Politics of Pandemics

Bowtell’s story is wrapped in a larger view of the relationship between science and politics. Crudely put, he sees science as good and true, and politics as compromised and bad. Science should trump politics in a pandemic.

The Backward-Looking Cult of Beatle Worship

What’s really sucking the life out of things is this traditionalist drive to be borne ceaselessly backwards, a program that diminishes the dozens of equally transcendent recording artists who’ve roamed the fallout zone since punk detonated the Beatles-led classic-rock hegemony circa 1976.

Radical Homemakers

Shannon Hayes, Radical Homemakers: Changing the World from Your Own Backyard (Finch Publishing, 2011)

Robert Nelson’s Visual Language

Robert Nelson, The Visual Language of Painting: An Aesthetic Analysis of Representational Technique (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2011)