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A Review of The Penguin Book of Australian Short Stories

The Penguin Book of Australian Short Stories edited by Harry Heseltine, Penguin Books, August 30th, 1976 Earlier this year I wrote a review of Modern Japanese Short Stories which was a collection by a selection of Japanese authors from the … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Wicked

Ned Kelly: A Lawless Life by Doug Morrissey Connor Court Publishing, January 15th, 2015 One of the proofs of our fallen world is the way wicked people are so often celebrated. Whether reframed as misunderstood or acclaimed while ignorantly (and … Continue reading

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The Obvious Investor

The Barefoot Investor by Scott Pape, John Wiley & Sons, December 1st, 2020 (first published in 2016) Despite sharing my misgivings about the type of books you find in airports before, I have been given (gifted this time), another book … Continue reading

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Backing the Blue

I won’t pretend I’ve never had trouble with the police and some lingering resentment as a result of that. In my first few years of driving I ended up with a number of small fines and a loss of license. … Continue reading

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Physiognomy and Public Health

There is a saying among dissident thinkers that “physiognomy is real.” It is something of a meme as the phrase usually accompanies a picture of an ogreish female or effeminate male saying or doing something absurd or ridiculous. This generally … Continue reading

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Tolerating the Intolerable

It should hardly need pointing out that our leaders are not benevolent and kind people who want the best for us. They definitely want us to believe this but it pretty obviously isn’t the case. They can be quite ruthless … Continue reading

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Australia Belongs to Us

The above video was produced by the Australia Day Council which appears to be a government funded organisation. The Federal Government in Australia has apparently been led by “conservatives” since 2013 and yet the above video was produced with them … Continue reading

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Pauline Hanson was right

Back in 1996, I was in middle school and as is to be expected, not well-informed where politics and society were concerned. John Howard was the Prime Minister and he would remain so until 2007. Regardless of your politics, he … Continue reading

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Ranking Australia’s Prime Ministers in the Socio-Sexual Hierarchy

This is my attempt to rank the last seven male Prime Ministers of Australia according to the Socio-Sexual Hierarchy (SSH). I have briefly referred to the SSH before here but an excellent overview can be found in the video I … Continue reading

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Captain Catholic or Captain Compromise?

Battlelines by Tony Abbott Melbourne University Press, June 1st, 2013 (first published in 2009) Not being good at being relevant, I decided not only to read but also review this book a decade after it was first published. This is … Continue reading

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