AUKUS – Australia, the UK, the US…and New Zealand? Also an eco-friendly option for defence?
I recently wrote a piece in Australian defence magazine, Defence Connect, about the AUKUS agreement, the role nuclear submarines play in the Pacific and in the future of Australia’s defence force, and how nuclear energy could be a longer lasting, more reliable form of energy in the future. You can read my thoughts in Defence…
Hard work! What is it?
Warning – irony and a brush of humour may be present in this piece, as it is in many a piece of literature, ancient and modern 🙂 Whilst hard work is certainly not a literary genre, we can certainly still look to literature and to history for examples of what it entails. Perhaps in today’s…
Wokeness, welfare and societal decline
Wokeness, welfare and societal decline – why the west needs to pull its socks up and forget about all that is ‘woke’.
Crypto: the opposite of a Kantian investment
Are cryptocurrencies as they current stand and operate ethical investments? Do they have any intrinsic value and how ought we to consider them from a philosophical and moral point of view?
The Pacific Flirts with China at its own risk
Increasingly questionable activity in the Pacific is taking place, as Pacific Nations question their own sovereignty. If you wish to learn more about foreign policy and the consequences of poor or short term decision making in politics, you may appreciate reading this article I wrote recently for The Spectator Australia. Published 3rd June 2022.
What is parody and how can I appreciate it?
Parody is another style of writing invented by the Ancient Greeks. It is similar to satire, in the sense that it often involves irony. Ancient authors began parodying their predecessors by producing writing that was very similar in nature to their famous counterparts – such as Homer, the alleged inventor of the epic genre –…
Will Albo follow in the footsteps of Jacinda Ardern?
Defence is crucial in the effective government of every country. If you are interested in how economics, foreign policy and even pollution levels are related, you may wish to read this article which I wrote recently in the context of the 2022 Federal Election for The Spectator Australia. Labour governments have been throwing the taxpayer’s…
Karl Marx wouldn’t fancy Xi Jinping
The essence of communism is that all property is shared and that all people are equal. The theory was founded by Karl Marx, a famous German political philosopher of the 19th century. Marx published The Communist Manifesto in the 1840s, introducing the political and social ideal to the modern world. If you are partial to…