Category Archives: Australia

NYT: Is Australia’s Media Too Prudish for a Sex Scandal?

Amelia Lester writes in the New York Times: Barnaby Joyce was probably the last politician average Australians would expect to be embroiled in a sex scandal. A comparison to Mike Pence isn’t so far-fetched: They’re both second in charge of … Continue reading

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The Hottest Bird On The Planet

At the end of the Austalian ABC miniseries on the Easybeats, the manager says: “Our little Jehovah’s Witness [Dick Diamonde] just bagged the hottest bird on the planet.” According to Wikipedia: “By October 1969 the Easybeats had disbanded and according … Continue reading

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The Guardian: ‘The rise of antisemitism in Australia has a distinctly American tone’

The Guardian: A few years ago, I sat in the office of a rabbi in Perth discussing the state of the local Jewish community. The rabbi spoke with effusive pride at the academic success of the city’s Jewish high school, … Continue reading

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Dissident Dispatches: An Alt-Right Guide to Christian Theology

I just interviewed the author Andrew Fraser by Skype. He’s based in Australia and in July published this new book (reviewed by Roger Devlin). His magnum opus, The WASP Question, came out in 2011. If you read just one of … Continue reading

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The Case For Gladstone

In 1989, I was living in Brisbane with my sister before moving to the Gladstone area to live with my brother. My doctor told me to be careful of Gladstone girls. They might give me a disease. Comment: “Please explain … Continue reading

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