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Coalition of the Killing: Conservative Foreign Policy Increases Terrorism

If you believe what they say, combating terrorism requires no-compromise leadership and a willingness to get your hands dirty. When the threat of terrorism about, real leaders (who are real men), know we can’t get hung up on luxuries like freedom or privacy: instead, we have to do what it takes to win. John Howard […]

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How to be generous

A while ago I was in Adelaide, in my childhood home. I had one of those moments of revelation about how much I owed my mother, and I wanted to do something to show her my appreciation, gratitude and love. Suspecting that her love language is “acts of service”, I decided to clean the stove. […]

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Past Lust

It was one of the most intimate experiences of my life. When she arrived we’d both already eaten dinner, so we made a self-saucing pudding together. While it baked we watched a documentary, our bodies close together on a couch. Soon, our dessert was ready. There really is something about baking. I can honestly say […]

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“Will love tear us apart?”: Game? Song? Artwork?

http://willlovetearusapart.com is not fairly described as a “game”. Nor is it an “artwork” as we think of them. Perhaps it is best called an “experience”: an experience of exploring the artist’s response to Joy Division’s “Love will tear us apart” by interacting with a game. Will love tear us apart creates a simulacrum of a […]

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beat

two waves in phase will reinforce, create a pulsing beating heart; a hum – in neither, only in both- vanish’d when they are sound apart. note this: four notes are yes, a chord, a living vibrant harmony, with overtones not conscious heard, absent in individuality. falling trees fall silently, if no one hears their great […]

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GREENS FAIL TO WIN SECOND SENATE SEAT

Chris Mitchell Perth, April 6: With 65.0% of the vote counted, the Greens have failed to win a second senate seat in the critical WA Senate re-election. Despite an all-out campaign and the second highest level of campaign expenditure, the Greens barely broke quota, garnering a mere 16.2% of the primary vote. This represents a […]

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On having arrived, for now at least

Two conversations come to mind. The earliest: I’m at the piano, playing Ben Folds’ “Still Fighting It”, singing “It sucks to grow-up”. My sister earnestly tells me that the song is wrong. Apparently, my older brother Rowan had said so – “and he’s grown up.” Confident in the experience of my teenage self, I retorted […]

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loveship

you are the compass that offers direction you are the rudder that shifts the course you are the sails that bear life forward you are the the mast that holds aloft you are the scope showing far futures you are the anchor preventing drift you are the wood making it whole you are the pitch […]

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“Ground Wars”, Rasmus Kleis Nielsen: Field Organising

Field campaigning on a competitive 21st-century congressional race: First, targeting. Specialists draw upon voter records outlining who is registered and how frequently they’ve voted, combining it with commercially-available information about consumer behaviour. Each voter has been assigned a unique ID so their information can be updated over time even as they move house or change […]

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“Upheaval of Thought”, Martha Nussbaum: Emotion’s Intelligence

Emotion occupies a privileged yet vulnerable place in human life. We treasure it, bathe in it, and let it make decisions for us. Yet at times we scorn it or disparage its worth, blaming it for poor decisions and questioning its judgement. Likewise, in the field of philosophy, emotion has been given more attention and […]

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