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Rundle: the tortured moral philosophy of offshore detention

Rundle: the tortured moral philosophy of offshore detention

Guy RundleJul 28, 201429 Comments

Degrading the distinction between action and the consequences of non-action undermines all morality. Crikey's writer-at-large parses the moral arguments for offshore detention and the current bombing of Gaza.

The science of climate change is only a small part of the discussion

by Sinclair DavidsonNov 17, 200936 Comments

Equating climate change doubters and dissenters with mass-murdering war criminals is the mark of a moral dwarf, writes Sinclair Davidson.

Hamilton: Denying the coming climate holocaust

Clive HamiltonNov 16, 2009117 Comments

Which is morally worse: Holocaust denial or climate change scepticism? It sounds like a no-brainer, but the real-life consequences of climate sceptics succeeding may far outweigh those of Holocaust denialists.

No more Cronulla beach anti-immigration rage

CrikeyOct 30, 2009

It's not Kevin Rudd's immigration policies or public opinion that have changed, just the media's treatment of the government's actions. The media has bizarrely flip flopped this week into the morality police.

Rundle: Groping for grace as Tony goes catacomic

Guy Rundle writes:Nov 2, 20075 Comments

How could Tony Abbott get it so wrong, so often, so many ask? The answer is, of course, that he doesn’t think like most of us. He’s essentially a medieval Catholic, and his morality runs on a different model, writes Guy Rundle.