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A Moment With Gough Whitlam

Gough Whitlam, addressing supporters on the day of his dismissal, November 11, 1975 ABC  Edward Gough Whitlam has passed on, leaving behind millions of citizens saddened by scores of eloquent obituaries reminding us how, once upon a time, Australian politics produced world-class leaders courageously...

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27 October 2014
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Concentration Camps and Democracy

Manus Island camp Refugee Action Coalition The following commentary on the Abbott government’s policy of forcibly preventing people from seeking asylum within Australia has aroused considerable controversy. Several thousand public and private comments, from a wide variety of sources, have so far...

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29 April 2014
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Letter from Beirut: democracy’s cross-border hope

Perhaps the only bright democratic light in this dark crisis surrounding Syria is the unexpected growth of a cross-border, large-scale and ultimately global denunciation of the follies and horror of war, writes John Keane. Does democracy have anything to do with...

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16 September 2013
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Bin Laden, Assassination and Democracy

Osama bin Laden is dead – assassinated a fortnight ago by bullets sprayed from the guns of special armed forces of the United States. During the wild celebrations that followed, the word “assassination” was never once used by politicians. There were...

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16 May 2011
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Book review of Democracy Kills. What’s So Good About the Vote? By Humphrey Hawksley

Macmillan, London 2009 ISBN 978-0-230-74408-0 This book review first appeared in International Affairs, Chatham House, March 2010, pp. 16-18 PDF John Keane's review: During the past decade, as ‘democracy promotion’ and military campaigns against enemies dubbed ‘terrorists’ gathered pace, war, violence and democracy...

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31 March 2010
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Reflections on A.C Grayling’s Liberty in the Age of Terror

A Defence of Civil Liberties and Enlightenment Value PDF Bloomsbury, London, Berlin and New York, 2009 ; ISBN 978 1 4088 0242 7 This book review appeared in The Monthly (February 2010)   Review's abstract: The latest book of essays by the English liberal philosopher A.C....

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01 February 2010
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