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What the world needs now….

December 24, 2018 - 18:14 -- Admin

For all its bumps and twists, despite always facing new challenges, the world and its travellers are a wondrous thing. A Merry Christmas and thank you to all for your stimulating company – you make an old woman realise she has a lot to learn. At this time of year, politics seems so measly….so trivial.…

Carmello comes home

December 24, 2018 - 12:39 -- Admin

The plight of the “escaping from warfare refugee” has figured large over the last few years with much sympathy, while the “economic refugee” has been somewhat scorned as an “opportunist” … I can assure many that it is far from true … the desperation and need can be felt equally by the “starving stayers” as…

The Misuses of History: The Christmas 1914 Truce

December 23, 2018 - 16:07 -- Admin

All memorialised events, when passing into mythology, must be seen critically. In some cases, there should be more than a hint of suspicion. The Christmas Truce of 1914 remains one sentimentalised occasion, remembered less to scold the mad mechanised forces of death led by regressive castes than to reflect upon common humanity. Common humanity, left…

The Kiss

December 23, 2018 - 16:04 -- Admin

In the vast and wonderfully rich vaults of the ABC’s archives there would be, I’m quite certain, a little news item shown on the telly just a few years back. It’s gorgeously thought provoking and it’s about a kiss. The camera is in the classroom of a High School, going from student to student as…

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Une Generation Perdue …

December 23, 2018 - 11:54 -- Admin

The lost generation. In many years hence, when the cold, unconcerned hand of historical research vivisects this period of Australian politics, not only will it detail, with wincing eye, to those researchers, the incomprehensible ineptness of this LNP government, but it will surely blink in disbelieving wonder at the complacency of a goodly proportion of…