Category Archives: New Zealand

A Sunday Chat With Donovan Worland, Charlottesville, Aussie Singer Nick Cave (7-11-21)

00:00 Donovan Worland’s channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/donworland 01:00 Donovan has a white father, black mother 02:00 Donovan on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/donworland 03:00 Donovan’s Twitter account, https://twitter.com/don_arete 04:00 Donovan on Minds, https://social.quodverum.com/@Donovan 12:00 Oriental medicine 18:50 Oregon vs California 22:00 Donovan feels more comfortable … Continue reading

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Fairness and Freedom: A History of Two Open Societies: New Zealand and the United States

Here are some highlights from this 2012 book by David Hackett Fischer: * When one compares these many accounts, one notices that the same language of description tends to occur. Karl Popper described New Zealanders as “decent, friendly and well-disposed.” … Continue reading

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Do we sufficiently love our thought leaders, our public intellectuals and our tall poppies?

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/the-thirty-tyrants https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Smith_(journalist) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/legacy/papers/lightman.html https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2017/07/11/why-academics-should-strive-be-public-intellectuals-not-thought-leaders-essay https://markblackham.tumblr.com/post/109527094963/uppity-poppy-syndrome https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/65626235/eleanor-catton-should-speak-the-truth-as-she-sees-it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Catton https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/bryce-edwards-the-politics-of-eleanor-catton-and-public-debate/BVQCOSPJJDJSYNKBE3WXIVZNKE/ https://medium.com/@maetl/land-of-the-wrong-white-clowns-f21b9908b856 https://www.pundit.co.nz/content/how-shallow-is-intellectual-life-in-new-zealand https://web.archive.org/web/20160202124242/http://www.metromag.co.nz/editors-blog/eleanor-catton-confronts-men-scythes/ https://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/steve-braunias-the-secret-diary-of-eleanor-catton/ZASUTIJADV5ORUG3A4XHPJ2HBU/

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Milwaukee, Cedar Falls(!), Melbourne: Three Black Riots—Three Explanations

John Derbyshire writes: When these riots happen, you get a lot of thumb-sucking pieces about why they happen, what causes them. Well, what does cause them? You’re asking me? Well, I’m a race realist, so I’ll give you an answer … Continue reading

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New Zealand votes to keep its flag after 56.6% back the status quo

The Guardian: After a lengthy campaign, voters have decided by a margin of more than 10 points to retain the flag with its strong links to the United Kingdom. Preliminary results announced at 8.30pm local time on Thursday showed that … Continue reading

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