Uta’s Diary, towards the End of August 2014

We are close to the end of August 2014. A lot has happened the past few weeks. The best thing that happened was our family reunion at Sussex Inlet. It was only for a weekend, but it was a great success. I already published several blogs about this beautiful weekend. The weeks after, right upContinue reading “Uta’s Diary, towards the End of August 2014”

New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove

New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove Neal Grossman, PhD, is an emeritus associate professor of philosophy at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is author of Conversations with Socrates and Plato: How a Post-Materialist Social Order Can Solve the Challenges of Modern Life and Insure Our Survival. He is also author of The Spirit ofContinue reading “New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove”

The times should favour openness, but secrecy – the first cousin of incuriousness – is deeply embedded. This is fertile territory for the oldest tropes to bubble up like groundwater, bitter with excess salt and polluted by the detritus of mining and industrial agriculture. I wonder how these institutional cruelties endure when they are nurtured by neglect, and how they might be displaced by ideas that enable us to create an Australia that knows its past well enough to foster an enduring open, innovative, generous society.

This is an edited extract from The Idea of Australia – A Search for the Soul of the Nation, published by Allen & Unwin, out now Sun 27 Feb 2022 06.00 AED ‘The necessary fictions of Australia’s official foundation story, the one that starts with European sailors and offers a cursory nod to those whoContinue reading “The times should favour openness, but secrecy – the first cousin of incuriousness – is deeply embedded. This is fertile territory for the oldest tropes to bubble up like groundwater, bitter with excess salt and polluted by the detritus of mining and industrial agriculture. I wonder how these institutional cruelties endure when they are nurtured by neglect, and how they might be displaced by ideas that enable us to create an Australia that knows its past well enough to foster an enduring open, innovative, generous society.”

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