Culture at a Crisis Point

I bought Giles Auty’s “Post-Modernist Australia” at the Connor Court Christmas party, read it on the plane up to Sydney and as soon as I reached Sydney, headed down to Abbey’s Books where I bought his Culture at Crisis Point [2016] which I have now gone through cover to cover. Both were extraordinary.

I have been reading Giles Auty religiously since my days living in the UK where I first came across him in The Spectator, the same place I discovered Mark Steyn and at the same time. I was probably already onside by then, but reading what he wrote no doubt helped push me over to this side of the divide where I have been ever since. I continued to read him in The Spectator when I arrived in Australia and then when he all too briefly wrote for The Australian. We are so on the same side of the fence that it is uncanny. As he would perfectly well understand, there are few others like ourselves so that running across someone who reads your own thoughts and then puts them into words is always remarkable because it is so rare.

Both are available through Connor Court. If you are thinking of presents, this is a very good place to find them.

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3 Responses to Culture at a Crisis Point

  1. Siltstone

    The Conner Court Christmas party also was the venue for the launch of “BEAUTIFUL ONE DAY, BROKE THE NEXT: Queensland’s Public Finances since Sir Joh and Sir Leo” by Gene Tunny. Looking forward to reading about how politicians and public servants love to spend OPM.
    We are lucky that an independent publisher like Conner Court can produce the kind of books you wont see on the shelves of mainstream bookshops.

  2. Mak Siccar

    From Tim Blair’s blog:

    47 minutes ago
    Imagine yourself standing beside Vladimir Putin looking westward seeing what he sees. Probably it’s this:

    A decaying society subjected to bizarre schooling influencers, and producing strictures against defending itself from malevolent interests that despise the remnants of what it once stood for; thereby sowing the seeds of its final destruction;

    Angry core-culture nihilists, proponents of a new morality ready to bludgeon opponents into submission;

    Self-righteous soft-culture elites embracing the political times that poison much contemporary art and entertainment;

    Craven populist politicians too timid to go up against noisy minority opinion, to the detriment of the majority; and – but leaving plenty more unsightly views on offer –

    Vain-glorious meddlers whose good intentions have paved the way for emergent forces to destroy the centuries’ old harmony existing between peoples of different beliefs.

    Might explain his reluctance to join George Soros and his globalists’ no-nation new world.

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