Afternoon tea is one of the most satisfying and direct routes to denying the horrendous state of the world.
When an alleged neo-Nazi is invited on national television, we are obliged to look beyond the debate itself and into the conditions that produced it.
The ABC's new lifestyle website doesn't let facts like a crud job market and sub-replacement fertility get in the way of sunny copy that illuminates only falsehood.
To debate facts such as environmental pollution is to introduce the possibility of doubt. We've seen this on the plastic bag ban, and we'll see it again.
Richard Flanagan, attempting to work out the "dumbing down" of Australian writers festivals, comes up with "Free Speech Is Essential and We Are Frightened of New Ideas".
A recent surge of love for the US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg can only be useful as a mask to our own inertia.
Between the Intellectual Dark Web’s Peterson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali or Sam Harris, and champions of the liberal resistance like Colbert or Nicholas Kristof, the only true disagreement is about language and representation and behaving better.
If the best that the blokes at the IPA, The Australian and the Ramsay Centre can come up with is “Marx equals death!”, the left still has a chance.
Sarah Hanson-Young's brand of "decaffeinated inspirational feminism" is widely popular. To critique it is heresy, but to permit it to flourish is to permit the concealment of all liberalism’s failures.
We know that the events that create the greatest suffering are not generally led by an expedition into a cave, but by a policy and investor class who cannot be rescued by compassion.