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R.I.P. Australian Multiculturalism


Terrorism and the New Left in the 'Sixties

Mervyn F. Bendle explores the convergence of militant Islamist ideology with the radical ideology of the New Left that emerged in the 'Sixties.

Global Warming" Scare-Mongering

Global-warming alarmism, and the drastic remedies for climate change that are being proposed, are based on dodgy science and dodgy economics, argues John Stone.

Double Lives: Three Australian Fellow-Travellers in the Cold War

Andrew Campbell explores the role of three pro-Soviet fellow-travellers during the Cold War: Brian Fitzpatrick, Professor Manning Clark and Clement B. Christesen.

Lunging Leftward

Neoconservatives, in their quest for tactical alliances with sections of the political left, have jettisoned many conservative social values, warns Paul Gottfried.

And Who Isolated Us?

President George W. Bush has recently expressed his fears about the rising popularity of protectionism and isolationism, but fails to understand how his administration’s economic and foreign policies have caused this reaction, argues former White House speechwriter Patrick J. Buchanan.


Kevin A. Ring (ed.), Scalia Dissents: Writings of the Supreme Court's Wittiest, Most Outspoken Justice.

Philip Ayres reviews an anthology of US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's most compelling and controversial judgements.

David Smith's Head of State: The Governor-General, the Monarchy, the Republic and the Dismissal.

Philip Ayres reviews a collection of writings by Sir David Smith, official secretary to five Australian governors-general, on Australia's constitution, the role of the governor-general and the momentous events surrounding the November 1975 dismissal of the Whitlam Labor Government.


National Observer No. 71 - Summer 2007