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Democracy and extremists

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In the aftermath of the Norway mass killing many people are pondering whether modern democratic communities might have to re-think some of their nostrums about what's said out loud, and how it's said: about whether certain tendencies within communities can...

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Murdoch, mediacracy and the opportunity for a new transparency

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[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="668"] Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper empire is reeling under the phone hacking scandal. AAP[/caption] Schadenfreude is the tough-sounding word that wins my vote for describing accurately how millions of people around the world are feeling about Rupert Murdoch’s...

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Bob Brown and the media: ‘I’ll take them on … they’ve crossed the line’

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Welcome to “In Conversation”, the first in a series of discussions between leading academics and major public figures in Australian life. Today Politics Professor John Keane is in conversation with Senator Bob Brown, leader of the Australian Greens. John Keane is Professor...

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