Category Archives: social mindsets

Social issues including paradigms

Truth in politics is stranger, and darker, than fiction

Utopia beautifully satirises the failings of politics and the bureaucracy. The trouble is, the reality is so much worse. The fuss over dual citizenship is a reminder that no matter how many flags are behind MPs when they strut the … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot brings its defiant message to Hobart

Brave young warriors put their case for a more civil Russia Russia. Enormous, harsh, lonely, puzzling, stubborn, crazy. Unique. I visited European Russia in 1978 during Leonid Brezhnev’s Soviet regime –not for the politics, which thoroughly repelled me, but because … Continue reading

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On life, death and what comes after

Australians have much to be thankful for, not least their secular society During his address to the US congress a fortnight ago, Donald Trump looked up to the public gallery and said to a young woman, “Ryan is looking down … Continue reading

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