Tag Archives: USA

China is in Charge

Something that feels like it has come on suddenly over the last few years has been not only the rise in power of China but also its rapid increase influence and assertiveness on the world stage. The Chinese economy has … Continue reading

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Seeing Black America – Part 2

I wrote Part 1 last month and this will be the second and final part. Before I get into this part, there are a couple of asides I want to add for context. My early upbringing was in rural Australia … Continue reading

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Seeing Black America – Part 1

The last two years have been especially turbulent with regards to race relations in the United States. I have written a couple of posts on aspects of this but never really anything much directly on the topic. What I write … Continue reading

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The Trumpslide Cometh – I know, I even bought the t-shirt!

As I write, the mainstream polls seem to be “tightening” or adjusting to reality and I want to make it clear before election day that I think the polls were always wrong. Trump is going to win a massive and … Continue reading

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Class in a Classless Society

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America┬áby Nancy Isenberg Atlantic Books, November 2nd, 2017 (first published in 2016) I read a review of this book in Quadrant Magazine last year and was immediately interested in the subject … Continue reading

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Walter Sobchek – Modern America: the Man

Last night I re-watched one of my favourite films, The Big Lebowski. This was my old DVD copy that I had put (along with many others) on to a spindle in order to save space. On a small tangent, I … Continue reading

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Politics & History

Something I became very interested in during my time at university was something that at that time was known as the “History Wars” in Australia. This is a name given to something really going on all over the West and … Continue reading

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