Tag Archives: USA

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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