Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Salman Rushdie: "You can find shame in every house"

They put this guy on our stamps? Mr Anti-bourgeois-bohemian-socialist himself! 

No more will I attempt to struggle through Peter Carey's wordy tosh. In truth, he probably did his best work in the advertising industry while still a young bloke. But now this! As an Australian I find Carey's anti-PEN dribble rather embarrassing. As a member of the civilised world I would have to say, well, ditto:

Friday, 24 April 2015

Anzac Day 2015

Here is the article I wrote about the Anzacs, which appeared in the Spring 2015 edition of the Salisbury Review

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Masih Alinejad & My Stealthy Freedom

I am thinking that Masih Alinejad might be less a postcolonial feminist than a freedomist in the War of Freedom. Here is the link to her Facebook site:

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Long War Comes to Lebanon

Here is the link to my new article at Quadrant Online
It is also to be found in the April 2015 edition of Quadrant magazine

Monday, 13 April 2015

Gunter Grass: Allergic to all ideologies (except modern-day leftism)

The late Gunter Grass' first novel, The Tin Drum, was a perfectly good read

Here is an interesting bio, one you might not find in the MSM:

Thursday, 9 April 2015

How Can One Man Get It So Wrong?

Peace for our Nuclear Time

Here is the link to a piece I wrote for Quadrant Online about Barack Obama and Iran:

Friday, 3 April 2015

Good Friday 2015

The Crucifixion, Isenheim Altarpiece, by Matthias Grunwald

Here is a link to an article on Lee Strobel, the investigative journalist who lost his faith in atheism:

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Soft left celebrities are not "the people" but "some people"


Showbiz people are showbiz people and all power to, I take that back. Showbiz people are showbiz people and lots of money to them. But we do not want to be a party to their PC crap as they rip off the people in the name of the people. In that sense, at least, shame on them: