Geoffrey Miller: Putin’s invasion of Ukraine gives New Zealand a lot to think about
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.
Martin Devlin: I applaud the organisations involved for their grandstanding gestures but seriously doubt they’ll be fully followed through.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martyn Bradbury examines the woke champagne socialist class and considers what would happen if they had even more power to nark on dissenters.