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  • RELIGION

    Power of polemic is self-perpetuating, but not persuasive

    • Andrew Hamilton
    • 13 June 2007
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    The much commented-on recent books by Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens have reintroduced a broad brush anti-religious polemic. It has much in common with religious polemic against the secular world.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Crossing the boundaries

    • John Kinsella
    • 18 May 2007

    Crossing the boundaries John Kinsella boards Sarah Day’s The Ship.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Compassion requires more courage than war

    • Katharina Weiss
    • 07 August 2006

    To fight wars we have to deny our own and others’ humanity. Israeli Defence Force commander General Dan Halutz was asked about his feelings when he piloted a plane dropping bombs on people in Gaza in 2002. His reply was that he felt 'a light bump to the plane'.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Film reviews

    • Morag Fraser, Lucille Hughes
    • 10 July 2006

    Reviews of the films Master And Commander: The Far Side of the World; In The Cut; Mystic River and Nicholas Nickleby.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Between overs

    • Morag Fraser
    • 07 July 2006

    Welcome to our Summer issue. As we prepared this holiday edition it was raining in Victoria.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Watchdogs put down

    • Moira Rayner
    • 04 July 2006

    Moira Rayner traces the sorry history of Australia’s anti-corruption bodies

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Casualties of conflict

    • Moira Rayner
    • 26 June 2006

    Conflicts of interest pose a serious threat to democracy

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  • RELIGION

    Problems with belief

    • Lyn Riddett
    • 26 June 2006

    Lyn Riddett struggles to explain her unbelief to believing friends.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Arbitrarily to the gallows

    • Sandie Cornish
    • 29 May 2006

    Why did Australians rally behind Van Nguyen yet appear to care little about the Bali Nine? The differing responses of the community to particular cases appears to be driven more by emotion and social identification than principles, or practical reason.

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  • INTERNATIONAL

    Selective evidence

    • Steven Churches
    • 14 May 2006

    Was the decision to deny the Bakhtiyaris refugee status based on all the facts?

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Grandstand politics

    • Ben Fraser
    • 10 May 2006

    Ben Fraser enjoys the spectacle of Afghanistan’s equestrian past-time.

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  • ENVIRONMENT

    The ethics and myths of stem cells

    • T.J. Martin
    • 25 April 2006

    In the flurry of media reports surrounding the stem cell debate, it can be difficult to grasp exactly what the research involves. Professor John Martin of St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research outlines the science and the ethical implications.

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