Keywords: Metaphors

  • RELIGION

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

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 16 October 2006
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    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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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The word shifter

    • Penelope Buckley
    • 08 July 2006

    Penelope Buckley reflects on Aileen Kelly’s City and Stranger.

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  • INFORMATION

    Peace drums in Europe

    • Michael McKernan, Frank O’Shea, Mark Deasey, Morag Fraser, John Carmody, Brigid Hains, Pip Robertson
    • 03 July 2006

    Peace drums, Irish visitor, Travellers’ tales, Epiphanies, Deep structure, Counter-terrorism kits, Circling the square

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Wintry conscience

    • Edmund Campion
    • 01 July 2006

    George Orwell’s take on language has an increasing contemporary relevance

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The diversions of war

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 11 June 2006

    It is a minor paradox of war that in film clips, the politicians and generals who confer about present wars seem larger than life, whereas in the footage of past wars they look shrivelled—diminished by the destruction they have abetted.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Common thread

    • David Holdcroft
    • 05 June 2006

    David Holdcroft writes on the colourful culture at the World Social Forum.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Being the devil’s advocate

    • Richard Treloar
    • 14 May 2006

    Former South African Supreme Court Judge, Justice Laurie Ackermann spoke recently about how he struggled with his judicial role under apartheid.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Bearing witness

    • Kirsty Sangster
    • 08 May 2006

    Kirsty Sangster looks at the effectiveness of truth commissions.    

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Boxed in

    • Brian Matthews
    • 25 April 2006

    In a life liberally studded with trips in cabs, I have found cabbies to be in general an amiable lot.

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