Welcome to John August : Permutations

Religion

Mar 16, 2019 |
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A look at votes in NSW on secular issues, and the influence of the religious lobby, and a...

Sep 21, 2015 |
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Back in 2008, I had an on-line debate with Greg Clarke who was the then-director of the Centre...

May 03, 2015 |
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Trying to get a handle on the diversity of reactions, ideas, the fair and the unfair, the...

Sep 27, 2014 |
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An edited version of this article has been published in the Spring 2014 issue of ...

Aug 17, 2014 |
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This document has been scorned by many as merely an anti-semitic exercise. For Umberto Eco,...

Jan 13, 2014 |
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This article originally appeared in the Winter 2011 issue of the Australian...

Jan 13, 2014 |
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I originally wrote this back in January. Gaza has flared up again. In addition to the work...

of interest

Nov 26, 2020 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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 |
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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,...

Dec 27, 2015 |
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There's a lot of hype around slowing down, or even reversing aging. Here's my view.


INTRODUCTION

I've long been...

Nov 07, 2015 |
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I hit another vehicle from behind - and proved in court it was the other drivers' fault. And along the way I learnt a lot about the courts, topping up my cynicism tank...

Sep 21, 2015 |
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Back in 2008, I had an on-line debate with Greg Clarke who was the then-director of the Centre for Public Christianity. The subject was just how much influence the...

May 03, 2015 |
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Trying to get a handle on the diversity of reactions, ideas, the fair and the unfair, the complexity, around Islam.



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