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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.

What’s to stop Turnbull sending us to war?

What’s to stop Turnbull sending us to war?

If you're worried about the flaws in the system that stops Donald Trump launching a war, we've got bad news about Australia.

Razer: war won’t wait for our moralising fits over Stormy Daniels

Razer: war won’t wait for our moralising fits over Stormy Daniels

It's time to face the fact: the obscenity of violence should overrule the Western "obscenity" of unruly women.

How to assuage North Korea and avoid total war

How to assuage North Korea and avoid total war

Yes, tensions are escalating with North Korea. But that does not mean the future is set.

My name is Bernard and I’m a M*A*S*H addict

My name is Bernard and I’m a M*A*S*H addict

One of the dominant TV series of the '70s, M*A*S*H had a core theme of white male privilege, but it got more complicated as the show aged.

The US has been at war for 93% of its existence. Is it too dangerous an ally?

The US has been at war for 93% of its existence. Is it too dangerous an ally?

Former PM&C head John Menadue warns that Australia should not be blindly following the United States into a series of pointless, costly wars.

Compare and contrast — Syria vs Iraq

Compare and contrast — Syria vs Iraq

It's over-simplistic to compare the situation in Syria with early 2000s Iraq -- for starters, there is already conflict in Syria, writes Charles Richardson.

War reporting: how much horror is too much?

War reporting: how much horror is too much?

CNN reporter Michael Ware may be the latest public casualty of post-traumatic stress disorder from covering war zones, but he's certainly not alone. So what's the cost of war reporting? Try relationship break downs, excessive drinking, depression and anger problems.

Why Americans love war

Why Americans love war

War is hell. We know this, and yet we keep going back for more. It's a fundamental part of the male psyche, says Evan Thomas. And we're doomed to repeat it over and over again.

Guns, Huns and World War I: which war has the best movies?

Guns, Huns and World War I: which war has the best movies?

As Hollywood continues to pump out flicks about combat, the question lingers: which American war provides the best film fodder? Even without the shocking exclusion of Sylvester Stallone's Victory, the answer is a little surprising.