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NZ quick to condemn, slow to sanction

Geoffrey Miller: Putin’s invasion of Ukraine gives New Zealand a lot to think about

March 4th, 2022
covid

Jacinda's Cossacks: 1913 - 1951 - 2022

Martyn Bradbury: Far right conspiracy theorists wouldn't have been able to manipulate working class pain if working class pain hadn't been ignored by the Left.

March 3rd, 2022
sport

Russia has been shown the red card, but for how long?

Martin Devlin: I applaud the organisations involved for their grandstanding gestures but seriously doubt they’ll be fully followed through.

March 2nd, 2022
nz politics

Can a government die of laughter?

Graham Adams: Derision is much more devastating — and humiliating — than criticism. Unfortunately for Jacinda Ardern, a lot is being aimed at her Administration right now.

March 1st, 2022
nz politics

Free speech can hurt: but not as much as the alternative 

Jonathan Ayling: the alternative to free speech is always worse. Censorship invariably prohibits speech it never intended to, & it’s usually the speech of the very people it was supposed to protect.

February 28th, 2022
opinion

Russia Invades Ukraine: A Crime – And A Mistake.

Chris Trotter: there is nothing clever about Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine. It will achieve nothing but massive material destruction and untold human suffering.

February 28th, 2022
nz politics

Why the woke Left is so rattled by Camp Freedom

Karl du Fresne: They have won the big ideological wars and are on the same side as all institutions of power & influence: the government, bureaucracy, media, academia, arts & even the business sector.

February 28th, 2022
opinion

Does The West have the stomach to stop Putin?

Ani O'Brien: The West has self-sabotaged. It has over-indulged & become fat and complacent. It has forgotten the lessons learnt by generations before & systematically poisoned itself with self-hatred.

February 25th, 2022
opinion

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Death of a Dream

Dr Melissa Derby considers how we have never been further from a world where we “live together as brothers” and rather are about to “perish together as fools”, as King astutely predicted.

February 25th, 2022
nz politics

Middle Class Marxists Militants

Martyn Bradbury examines the woke champagne socialist class and considers what would happen if they had even more power to nark on dissenters.

February 25th, 2022