Ruminations of an Old New Zealander
Saturday, 10 June 2023
Unequal To The Task?
A Dark Day: More than 40 years of affirming New Zealanders’ Right to Protest had left the NZ Police without the training or the equipment t...
The Numbers That Matter.
Aristocratic Arithmetic: From whence comes the notion of “coming of age”. For many centuries, this was something men did at the age of 21. W...
Tuesday, 6 June 2023
Socrates Takes The Rap: “Corrupting the youth”, the Athenian philosopher Socrates was convicted and executed for this offence more than 2,4...
Monday, 5 June 2023
The Extinction Of Rebellion.
Not Even Close, Comrades! Occupy made it all the way to New Zealand, but its fate here did not differ substantially from its fate everywhere...
134 Days Out.
Take Me Home: Bowalley Road, North Otago. The long gravel road after which Chris Trotter’s blog is named. Near the road’s end is the farm w...
Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Luxon’s Lack Of Political “Muscle Memory”.
Slow Learner: Effective leaders develop a political “muscle memory” of their own. The National Party should get one. SPEAKING IN PUBLIC to...
Sunday, 28 May 2023
The Persistence Of Racism: Is the Anti-Racist Cause Winning or Losing?
With Open Arms: Is it at all reasonable to suppose that a colonial society in which whites traditionally occupied all the upper rungs of the...
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