Welcome to John August : Permutations


Mar 16, 2019 |

A look at votes in NSW on secular issues, and the influence of the religious lobby, and a...

Sep 21, 2015 |

Back in 2008, I had an on-line debate with Greg Clarke who was the then-director of the Centre...

May 03, 2015 |

Trying to get a handle on the diversity of reactions, ideas, the fair and the unfair, the...

Sep 27, 2014 |

An edited version of this article has been published in the Spring 2014 issue of ...

Aug 17, 2014 |

This document has been scorned by many as merely an anti-semitic exercise. For Umberto Eco,...

Jan 13, 2014 |

This article originally appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of the Australian...

Jan 13, 2014 |

I originally wrote this back in January. Gaza has flared up again. In addition to the work...

of interest

Dec 26, 2021 |

Why am I not a skeptic? Well, at least, why am I not a part of organised skepticism, as claimed by the so-called Australian Skeptics, actually the NSW branch of...

Jun 29, 2021 |

Jordan Peterson - the person, his works, his impacts

Jordan Peterson is a professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. A controversial figure, he has...

Mar 15, 2021 |

Taking a look at "Froth Flotation" the technology mentioned, but not explained to my satisfaction, around Broken Hill

Some years ago, I visited Broken Hill. It is...

Feb 01, 2021 |

Taking a look at Al-Jazeera coverage, and the conspicious absence of some events overlapping between Australia and Qatar.

While visiting my Aunt in Wollongong,...

Nov 26, 2020 |

I’ve long been interested in Chomsky’s writings, but I could always see good and bad in them. I’ve struggled to understand foreign policy and how the US fits in. It’s...

Sep 10, 2020 |

This piece is derived from a talk I gave at the Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts. So, it is a bit more "talky" than my other articles. I have had some appreciation...

May 16, 2019 |

A top-level look at the current tensions in politics in Australia, and a plug for the Pirate Party.

Understanding the political world around me...

Mar 09, 2019 |

I gave this presentation on the 7/2/19 at Ryde-Eastwood Leagues Club.
I am not presently planning to stand for the next NSW State election,...

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