Category Archives: Books and writing

Remembering Solzhenitsyn 50 years after he won the Nobel

Archive, 1970: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize in Literature. A decline in courage may be the most striking feature that an outside observer notices in the West today. The Western world has lost its civic courage, both as a … Continue reading

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Jack Cashill is an author you must read

The interview is with Jack Cashill, an author I read everything that he writes, both his books and every post he puts together, usually at The American Thinker. This is his website: cashill.com. Let me here discuss his latest book. … Continue reading

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Dr Seuss is the CMO we need right now

THE Australian has a front page scoop on “secret modelling” by “experts” showing the average number of “new cases” will continue to grow until the end of August (also known as spring). I’m no epidemiologist but a virus of the … Continue reading

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Escape From Flu Talk

Working on a screenplay where Scott Morrison’s private jet crashlands somewhere in Victoria and I am sent in to land a glider on the top of Federation Square and extract him by any means necessary. With the help of a … Continue reading

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Michael Oakeshott. Sinc’s favourite philosopher

Update. Interesting to see that 90 people checked out the Oakeshott story, 27 had a look at the Guestroom, 23 read about Robert Manne, 10 read more about Peter Coleman and 7 checked out Hal Colebatch. Have a look at … Continue reading

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Boring beyond inanity

Because no one else has mentioned it, and I do so only to fill in the void, I can see just how uninterested anyone is in Malcolm Turnbull’s memoire which is discussed in The Oz today, exclusively: Inside Malcolm’s big-picture … Continue reading

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Breaking news …

Tim Blair: T-Day Looms Tension builds as the release of Malcolm Turnbull’s autobiography draws near. How many people will ignore social distancing rules to secure their copy? How many will be trampled to death as frenzied crowds storm bookstores?   … Continue reading

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Not the end but is it the beginning of the end?

Did Nancy blink? Pelosi delays her coronavirus bill, says will try to pass Senate’s without most members present . Is this why? Gallup: Trump Up to 49% Approval; 60% Approve of His Handling of the Chinese Flu Is the Great … Continue reading

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Roll up! Come and meet Tony Thomas on Tuesday 10th

Tony would like to invite you to the launch of his new book, COME TO THINK OF IT  – essays to tickle the brain. The launch is at 6.30pm Tuesday March 10 at Il Gambero’s Restaurant, 166 Lygon St, Carlton. Speakers … Continue reading

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Learned ignorance page after page

Went into a bookshop today and went to the politics section and this was a part of the selection of what I found. There must have been around a dozen books on American politics, they were all desperately anti-Trump and … Continue reading

Posted in American politics, Books and writing, Economics on the left | 35 Comments