• Is the Sydney Morning Herald prostituting itself?

    Is the Sydney Morning Herald prostituting itself?

    The Sydney Morning Herald has a long tradition in the annals of Australian news media. It can proudly boast being one of the first independent voices to emerge from the colonial transition from convict colony to […]

     
  • On the Art of Listening

    On the Art of Listening

    ‘Help, I need somebody, Help, not just anybody, Help, you know I need someone, help.’ John Lennon was blunt and upfront when talking about the opening lyrics to the Beatles hit single in an interview, […]

     
  • On Facebook Friends

    On Facebook Friends

    The internet has often been referred to as the digital Wild West and the analogy is, to my mind, quite fitting. The internet is by and large a lawless place filled with wonderful things, horrendous […]

     
  • Something else to read

    Something else to read

    Dear friends, As you may or may not know, my brother and I have written a book which is now available to order. The following is a short exert. This book has very much been […]

     
  • On Popular Mythology in American History: Part three.

    On Popular Mythology in American History: Part three.

    Few of the mythologies in American history are as firmly entrenched in the modern psyche as that of the civil war. The American civil war has become synonymous with the anti-slavery movement. The head of […]

     
  • On Popular Mythology in American History: Part two.

    On Popular Mythology in American History: Part two.

    It seems clear that the cause of white liberty in America was advanced by the subjugation of blacks and Indians. By the beginning of the eighteenth century, however, the colonists increasingly saw England as an […]

     
  • On Popular Mythology in American History: Part one.

    On Popular Mythology in American History: Part one.

    American history can be seen as a hive for historiography. The defining events have been interpreted in vastly different ways by various interest groups and historians. One of the great challenges is to use the […]

     
  • On Marriage Customs

    On Marriage Customs

    “And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word: tradition!” The quote above from Fiddler on the Roof speaks specifically about the Jewish people but it is equally applicable to all […]

     
  • Something to read while the women of this world pass you by.

    Something to read while the women of this world pass you by.

    The following is an extract from the book by Josh Jones and Benny Jones titled, Something to read while the women of this world pass you by. The book is available to roder here: https://www.createspace.com/3457354 […]

     
  • On Losing Friends

    On Losing Friends

    Breakups are always difficult. They are emotional, messy, one side is always hurt and life is made awkward for mutual friends. But what happens when it is not a spouse or lover you need to […]