Ruminations of an Old New Zealander
Tuesday, 5 July 2022
Willie Jackson's Problem.
On The Horns Of A Dilemma: The essence of Maori Development Minister Willie Jackson’s problem is that he can neither withdraw, nor water-dow...
Monday, 4 July 2022
Forwards And Backwards.
The Right In Action: Nothing in politics is ever settled. The hands of History’s clock can go backwards, as well as forwards. IT REALLY WAS...
Sunday, 3 July 2022
Not Looking Truth In The Eye.
Picturesque Illusion: The early-Sixties ’ picture-book tableau of cultural homogeneity wasn’t real. The values cherished by America’s and ...
Friday, 1 July 2022
Look For The Light.
Metropolis George Grosz 1918 A FEW HOURS AGO, I was sorting through a box of old papers when I came across these lyrics to a song I’d com...
Thursday, 30 June 2022
Let’s Not Make 2023 About Abortion.
No Common Ground: The destructive and punitive impulses aroused by the abortion issue make a rational, let alone a civil, debate virtually ...
See What Happens?
What Happened Next? After the Supreme Court of the United States, in 1954, overturned its earlier validation of “separate but equal” school...
Monday, 27 June 2022
An Act Of National Self-Harm.
A Dangerous Leap Backwards: A United States forced to live by the beliefs and values of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries cannot hope...
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