Category Archives: Terror

The logic of the inevitable (nuclear) apocalypse. Can the Gods save us?

The probability of a massive nuclear war the next 10 years between any of the 8 current nuclear powers (US, UK, France, Russia, India, Pakistan, NK, Israel) seems low. The bluster of the leaders is supposed to make the threat … Continue reading

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Some Game of Thrones Season 8 speculation

Let me indulge, purely for entertainment value, in some fan-speculation on what we will see on-screen after the Long Night is over and the final 6 episodes Of Game of Thrones are run in 2019. Let me first talk about … Continue reading

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Turkish government handsomely rewarded for realpolitik

I visited Turkey in April last year, traveling through the country, witnessing the troubles of the leadership of the ruling AKP party: it had just lost a general election that left it without a workable majority in parliament and only … Continue reading

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Paul Samuelson 1915-2009

How will Paul Samuelson be remembered? This is the positive side of the story, the glowing record of  the Nobel Laureate and author of the most widely read textbook in modern times. History may be kind to Samuelson. He had the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, History, Political theory, Terror, Uncategorised | 11 Comments

Shaking and Stirring, the basket weavers strike back

Balmain is not  just the city of basket weavers it is also a place to find thinking drinkers and binge thinkers. Put this in your list of favorites. Shaken and Stirred, the brainchild of Parnell McGuinness and Leonie Phillips, is a … Continue reading

Posted in Economics and public policy, Education, Food, Life, Sport - Rugby League, Terror | 1 Comment

Which club would you like to join?

Club 1:Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Mali, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka. Club 2:Bolivia, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Japan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Republic of … Continue reading

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Highly Suss

It seems incredible, hard to believe, but we’ve got ten double passes to give away to Highly Suss, which looks like fun.  I’d go myself if I wasn’t going to be overseas. If you’re planning to be in Melbourne for … Continue reading

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