author: Michael Mcgirr

  • RELIGION

    Christianity tells stories; Islam finds designs

    • Michael McGirr
    • 31 October 2018
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    My year ten class studies Islam, one of the most formative influences in the world that my students will inhabit and hopefully improve. I have a profound respect for Islam. Westerners often fail to acknowledge the debt they owe to Islam, a tradition that had a huge role in bringing Europe through the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    The Viennese moment

    • Michael McGirr
    • 04 July 2006

    Michael McGirr looks into Peter Singer’s Pushing Time Away.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Just the ticket

    • Michael McGirr
    • 31 May 2006

    So Mr Latham thinks he has a problem. If elected Prime Minister this year, he is worried that he will have two houses, one in Sydney and the other in Canberra.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Letter from a Chinese restaurant

    • Michael McGirr
    • 22 May 2006

    Michael McGirr farewells Alistair Cooke.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Loves Labor lost

    • Michael McGirr
    • 14 May 2006

    Ross McMullins’ So Monstrous a Tragedy: Chris Watson and the world’s first national labour government is reviewed by Michael McGirr.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Dan and Mel get religion

    • Michael McGirr
    • 11 May 2006

    While Dan Brown and Mel Gibson can draw a crowd, Michael McGirr finds their stories still miss the mark.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Before it goes to the tip

    • Michael McGirr
    • 21 April 2006

    The National Museum of Australia in Canberra is both garage and op shop for the nation.  

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