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Articles from John Quiggin

Frozen conflicts and forever wars

August 16, 2021 - 16:59 -- Admin

The chaotic scenes now playing out as the Taliban take over Afghanistan have unsurprisingly drawn comparisons to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government in 1975. But there have been many similar instances, though most were a little slower: the end of Indonesian rule in East Timor (now Timor L’Este), the French withdrawal from Algeria, and the earlier Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Monday Message Board

August 16, 2021 - 05:38 -- Admin

Back again with another Monday Message Board.

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Sloppy thinking about vaccine mandates

August 13, 2021 - 15:17 -- Admin

Michelle Grattan has an uncharacteristically sloppy piece in The Conversation about vaccine mandates. It reads as if she’s chatted to some people in the government,then phoned in an article reflecting their confused position. Among the most notable failings

First after mentioning the decision by canning company SPC to require vaccination for its employees, she says, of other firms that might follow suit:

Monday Message Board

August 9, 2021 - 10:36 -- Admin

Back again with another Monday Message Board.

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Lonesome George

August 5, 2021 - 19:50 -- Admin

With the closure of Catallaxy, this blog is now pretty much the last remnant of what was once called Ozplogistan – the Australian political blogosphere, which was, for a while, a serious alternative to the political journalism of the mainstream media.

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