Search Results: Robert Manne

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why change Aborigines into images of ourselves?

    • Brian McCoy
    • 24 December 2006
    2 Comments

    It was one thing for some of our politicians to reveal that they clearly misunderstand Aboriginal people and their culture. It is quite another thing when a reporter goes to live in a community for ten days and thinks she got the measure of 'the cultural and social issues at play'. From 22 August 2006.

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  • RELIGION

    Culture warriors have no place in Catholic life (full version)

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 16 October 2006
    4 Comments

    The concept of Catholic Culture Wars is destructive, because it makes truth the slave of power. Its logic can be seen in a recent Quadrant review, which projects onto an art exhibition a preoccupation with the occult and sexually ambiguous.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Why change Aborigines into images of ourselves?

    • Brian McCoy
    • 21 August 2006
    12 Comments

    It was one thing for some of our politicians to reveal that they clearly misunderstand Aboriginal people and their culture. It is quite another thing when a reporter goes to live in a community for ten days and thinks she got the measure of 'the cultural and social issues at play'.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    Keeping an eye on our behaviour

    • Tim Thwaites
    • 10 July 2006

    Warnings are more effective if accompanied by a photo of someone watching you.  Maybe this reflects our human evolution.  But if we are to talk sensibly about human evolution, we need a more sophisticated understanding of it than commonly prevails.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Howletts

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 04 July 2006

    Juliette Hughes talks with the animals.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The only hope

    • Robert Phiddian
    • 04 July 2006

    Robert Phiddian reviews Ghassan Hage’s Against Paranoid Nationalism: Searching for hope in a shrinking society.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Hamlet in hard times

    • Peter Craven
    • 26 June 2006

    Peter Craven on John Bell’s Hamlet.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Windschuttle’s Whitewash

    • Robert Manne
    • 18 June 2006

    This is the full text of the speech prepared for the debate with Keith Windschuttle at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival. It draws on some of the contributions found in Robert Manne’s (ed), Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle’s Fabrication of Aboriginal History (Black Inc, 2003).

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  • AUSTRALIA

    News from all over

    • Anthony Ham, David Glanz, Morag Fraser
    • 16 June 2006

    Death of the king, Little argument, Words to end winter

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Heavy penalties

    • George Morgan
    • 15 June 2006

    George Morgan on the cruelty of punitive attitudes to children.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Book reviews

    • Kirsty Sangster, Avril Hannah-Jones, Kirsty Sangster, Marcelle Mogg
    • 15 June 2006

     Reviews of Legacies of White Australia: Race, Culture and Nation; The Uniting Church in Australia: The first 25 years; Landscapes of Memory: A Holocaust Girlhood Remembered and A girl, a smock and a simple plan

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Lost in the battle

    • Jane Mayo Carolan
    • 31 May 2006

    Jane Mayo Carolan considers Jim Griffin’s John Wren: A life reconsidered.

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