Romance and reality in following the United States into war
The Abbott government and the erosion of the rule of law
It is a classic situation of a war government gathering support on the home front by creating divisions and binding loyalties, and of a shallow media setting up feared figures then knocking them over in preemptive ways in what we are expected to see as civilised media behaviour.
Visions of society and democracy in the Abbott/Hockey budget
'Free speech', free markets: when global society sees itself as freedom.
Indonesia, Australia and Edward Snowden By Richard Tanter
John Hinkson examines the sources of today’s unstable politics.