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You go to war when there is absolutely no alternative, and not before

You go to war when there is absolutely no alternative, and not before

Crikey readers reflect on Clive Palmer's influence and the nature of Anzac Day.

The charade of silence in a nation of noise

The charade of silence in a nation of noise

The dignity of private reflection has never been the case for us on Anzac Day. The silence I would like to afford the dead was shattered from the start.

Hinch’s Senate Diary: tragedy and farce at the Anzac Day dawn service

Hinch’s Senate Diary: tragedy and farce at the Anzac Day dawn service

Witnessing the Anzac Day dawn service at Villers Bretonneux was a huge honour, as was awkwardly waiting in line at the portaloo with the next King of England.

Deadly day for Afghan journos … Alan Jones in defamation case … BuzzFeed’s new politics show …

Deadly day for Afghan journos … Alan Jones in defamation case … BuzzFeed’s new politics show …

Alan Jones is in Brisbane to defend a defamation case brought against him relating to his coverage of the 2011 Queensland Floods. And other media stories of the day.

Fairfax’s mammoth apology for historian’s Anzac Day feature

Fairfax’s mammoth apology for historian’s Anzac Day feature

Fairfax has had to fall on its bayonet over a falsified speech by John Monash at Villers-Brettoneux . The ABC is still "reviewing" its content.

Crikey roundtable: how should we feel about Anzac Day?

Crikey roundtable: how should we feel about Anzac Day?

To mark Australia's most revered holiday, Crikey correspondents discuss the personal tensions, contradictions, and cultural implications of celebrating Anzac Day in modern Australia.

The forgotten Anzac Day protests of the ’80s

The forgotten Anzac Day protests of the ’80s

The 1980s heralded a swell of protests highlighting the treatment of women in war, and the role of rape as a weapon. Decades later, the problem is still invisible.

Vanstone on Abdel-Magied: a case study of an illiberal liberal

Vanstone on Abdel-Magied: a case study of an illiberal liberal

Amanda Vanstone's Monday column in The Age manages to be the worst thing in the paper, a ramble about Yassmin Abdel-Magied.

Abdel-Magied Anzac furore indicates a dark turn in the culture wars

Abdel-Magied Anzac furore indicates a dark turn in the culture wars

The trouble is that these contentless outrages are lit up in a society whose main problem now is a lack of shared meaning.