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‘The Good War’

Welcome to Side View -- a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: bombs over the Pacific, randomised public policy trials, and putting Schrodinger in his box.

Group protesting a comfort woman statue in Seoul, South Korea

Handful of Japanese families turn to 18C to stop comfort woman memorial

A Korean community organisation has erected a memorial statue to "comfort women", but a group of Japanese families says it incites anti-Japanese sentiment.

China’s militarism represents a very real problem for the region, but there’s already a much hotter war underway in cyberspace.

China flexes its military muscle, the world shakes

China’s militarism represents a very real problem for the region, but there’s already a much hotter war underway in cyberspace.

Relations between Japan and China, never very good, are at a low point. And Australia is picking sides.

Japan tries to re-militarise, China seethes, Australia caught in the middle

Relations between Japan and China, never very good, are at a low point. And Australia is picking sides.

A century on from Gallipoli, Australia remains mired in pointless imperial ventures in the Middle East and "Lest We Forget" was never more ironic.

Keane: the old and the new of Anzac amnesia

A century on from Gallipoli, Australia remains mired in pointless imperial ventures in the Middle East and "Lest We Forget" was never more ironic.

<em>American Sniper</em>'s alleged anti-war complexities are nothing more than self-pity from a nation that's lost all meaning.

Rundle: American Sniper is the self-hating nihilism of a nation in decay

American Sniper's alleged anti-war complexities are nothing more than self-pity from a nation that's lost all meaning.

<em>Crikey</em> readers talk the Prime Minister's literary awards and the case (or not) for nuclear power)

Historical fiction

Crikey readers talk the Prime Minister's literary awards and the case (or not) for nuclear power)

<em>Australia's Secret War</em>, which won the PM's literary award for history, is a badly written, badly researched work of fiction, opines <b>Mike Carlton</b>, former ABC war correspondent and naval historian.

Mike Carlton: the shoddy, anti-union fiction that won the PM’s top history award

Australia's Secret War, which won the PM's literary award for history, is a badly written, badly researched work of fiction, opines Mike Carlton, former ABC war correspondent and naval historian.

At least the women who protested against Anzac Day in the 1970s and '80s had a real cause. Lest we forget what the remembrance of a bloody failure has become today.

Anzac Day’s disjuncture from the bloody failure it represents

At least the women who protested against Anzac Day in the 1970s and '80s had a real cause. Lest we forget what the remembrance of a bloody failure has become today.

Russia's increasing aggression in the Ukraine is a result of its deep-seated fear of outside aggression. Without a pliant Ukraine, Russia may take more drastic measures.

Cornered, the Russian bear likely to show its teeth in region

Russia's increasing aggression in the Ukraine is a result of its deep-seated fear of outside aggression. Without a pliant Ukraine, Russia may take more drastic measures.

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