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  • AUSTRALIA

    The rise of family values in Angela Merkel's new Germany

    • Peter Matheson
    • 12 June 2006

    Phrases such as ‘family values’ are increasingly bandied about, as a conservative reaction against modern pluralism, and against ethnic, particularly Turkish enclaves, in the 'new' Germany.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Pride of Erin

    • John Carmody, Morag Fraser, Peter Pierce
    • 05 June 2006

    Pride of Erin | Across the fence | Descending gloom

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Evolving Guatemala

    • Peter Hamilton
    • 05 June 2006

    Peter Hamilton reflects on Guatemala, and the features of the old city, Antigua.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Cultural collapse

    • Jim Davidson
    • 31 May 2006

    Jim Davidson explores Morris Berman’s The Twilight of American Culture.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Laser zone

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 22 May 2006

    Australians have been brilliant at ideas, and poor at using them to practical purposes. In our rush to generate a more productive research culture, we must guard against cutting off the well-spring of ideas.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Towards an Australian "voice"

    • Tony Smith
    • 18 May 2006
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    Terri Janke's Butterfly Song and Hsu-Ming Teo's Behind the Moon are two novels that examine the "Australian condition."

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Nathan Kensey, Daniel Marti, Aaron Martin, Beth Doherty
    • 14 May 2006

    Reviews of the books: Who did this to our Bali?; Off Course: From Public Place to Marketplace at Melbourne University; Dark Dreams, Australian refugee stories by young writers; A history of the devil:  From the Middle Ages to the present.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    How far have you come, baby?

    • Sara Dowse
    • 14 May 2006

    Despite some gains, no one can really question that, as a group, women have been and still are discriminated against by the mere fact of being women.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Altered states

    • Jack Waterford
    • 14 May 2006

    It is worth contemplating the dismal failures of conservative coalitions at state level while John Howard’s star has increased, and his own revolutionary shifts in the federal compact.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Truth, politics and the Fourth Estate

    • Morag Fraser
    • 14 May 2006

    The following essays by Morag Fraser and John Schumann are edited addresses from the Jesuit Lenten Seminar Series held in February–March 2005.

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  • RELIGION

    An evolutionary vision

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 14 May 2006

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the 40th of Winston Churchill’s. They never met and had totally different temperaments. But some things they had in common.

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  • EDUCATION

    In praise of teaching

    • Jenny Stewart
    • 14 May 2006

    It’s the best of jobs and the worst of jobs, and it’s time we all took it a lot more seriously.    

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