A war is being waged in and on Syria. Protecting the people from the dictator is no more than the usual pretext for attacks on Middle Eastern countries.
Category Archives: arena essay
November 2012 was yet another decisive month for digital revelations. The new CIA Director David Petraeus, a self-professed ‘scholar-monk’ and Obama’s Iraq hero, was caught out in an adultery scandal with—surprise!—his ‘embedded’ biographer Paula Broadwell. Alex Hern was right onto it in The New Statesman with the raunchy header ‘Two Generals, Agent Shirtless and 30,000 [...]
‘Medievalism’ and reason in the US election
Australia has been captured by the US policy of containing China
By Malcolm Fraser
Peter Sculthorpe’s music and the myth of the myth of Australian ‘identity’
By Neil Maizels
Reflections on history, modernity and revolution
Barry Hill and John Wolseley listen to the stories birds tell about the earth
Can cities take us beyond asymmetric war and environmental violence?
Out of the shadow of the neo-liberal academy
Gillian Cowlishaw reflecting on the settler consciousness of place and origin