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Articles from Vol. 63, No. 1, January

Bowling in the Dark
Bowling in the dark Louise Staley reviews Disconnected By Andrew Leigh (New South, 2010, 208 pages)Back around the turn of the century, social capital was the hottest idea in the social sciences. Popularised by Professor Robert Putnam of Harvard University...
China under Mao: What We Know Now, and What We Should Have Known Then
From the Left Bank to the Australian parliament, many in the West chose to praise Mao's regime by dismissing evidence of the horror of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution, writes Chris Berg and Sabine Wolff.here's no longer an excuse for...
From the Editor
What a difference a year makes.A year ago, it looked like the era of market economics and limited government was drawing to a close in the English-speaking world.In the preceding year, President George W Bush pushed through the $350 billion Troubled...
Hey . . . What Did I Miss?
The Institute of Public Affairs' Hey... What did I miss? is Australia's most widely-read weekly e-mail. Featuring the best from the web and the mainstream media in Australia and around the world, Hey... What did I muss? is essential reading.If you're...
Howard's Way
HOWARD'S WAY Jamie Briggs reviews Lazarus Rising By John Howard (HarperCollins, 2010, 512 pages)John Winston Howard is Australia's second longest serving Prime Minister and the twelfth longest serving member of the House of Representatives.Lauded by...
In the Beginning There Was the Nanny State
We have ceded so much moral authority to the state that the state has now started to act not just like a nanny, but as a replacement for both mummy and daddy, says Angela Shanahan.T he hatred of the nanny state is one of those sentiments shared by both...
In the Footsteps of Keith Hancock
In the footsteps of Keith Hancock Richard Allsop reviews A Three-Cornered Life: The Historian W K Hancock By Jim Davidson (UNSW Press, 2010, 624 pages)Keith Hancock's stature as an historian is emphasised by a quote from Stuart Macintyre, prominently...
It's a Fine Line between Illusion and Delusion
All the spin in Canberra can't disguise the fact that the Gillard-Rudd government have yet to make a single policy decision that reduces the size of the deficit, argues Sinclair Davidson.Julia Gillard recently made the comment that the present government...
Mr Ray Evans: 'Troublemaker Extrodinaire'
Excerpt from a speech by Mr Hugh Morgan AC at a HR Nicholls Society dinner on 7 October 2010 to celebrate the career and achievements of Mr Ray Evans.A review of the early HR Nicholls Society papers reads of an Australia that is almost unrecognizable...
Peter Pan Economics
When Julia Gillard says she believes in economic reform it sounds as if she is playing Peter Pan in a pantomime."Quick, children!" Peter cries. "If we don't all shout out ?I believe in fairies' Tinker Bell will die."The Prime Minister seems to believe...
Say It like You Mean It
A good speech can make or break a political career. And Kevin Rudd's inability to communicate effectively should be a warning to all aspiring politicians explains Dennis Glover.Amidst the torrent of explanations devoted to the downfall of Kevin Rudd,...
Socialism: Not Just for Europeans Anymore
Socialism: Not just for Europeans anymore Chris Doig reviews The New Road to Serfdom By Daniel Hannan (HarperCollins, 2010, 200 pages)It is a bold decision to name your book from one of the most influential books in liberal thinking. But Daniel Hannan's...
Spinning out of Control
By adopting the media management tactics of state Labor governments, Julia Gillard has set her government on a collision course with The Australian, writes Malcolm Cole.Julia Gillard's recent complaints about the Press Gallery's short attention span...
The Greens Unexpected Ancestors
When it comes to the Greens, everything old is new again explains, Richard AllsopEverybody is labeling the Greens.Most of the labels, with considerable justification, seek to highlight various origins on the political Left. However, there are also aspects...
The Outsider
If Andrew Bolt is an outsider, then who is on the inside? Tony Barry on Australia's most controversial columnist.He seems like the ultimate political insider. Influential and prolific; with a regular syndicated column in the nation's largest selling...
The Power of One
THE POWER OF ONE Scott Ryan reviews: On The Record: Politics, Politicians and Power By Laurie Oakes (Hatchette Australia, 2010, 400 pages)The Canberra press gallery has over 150 journalists. All of them are very competitive, seeking to break that story...
Time to Embrace 'No Fault' Dismissal
We have ?no fault' divorce, so why don't we have ?no fault' employment dismissal, asks Grace Collier.'Every time I get fired I go out and buy myself something', jokes Joan Rivers, the American comedian, describing her regular response to being sacked.When...