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Space ships and sound money

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Ben Hourigan

In September 2010, thousands of science fiction and fantasy fans will converge on Melbourne for the 68th Worldcon-a convention best known for being where the Hugo awards are decided and announced. Given every year since 1955, the Hugos recognise...

The 'divine violence' of Slavoj Zizek

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

Nearly half a century after 1968, Europe is again seized by sporadic outbursts of anarchic, seemingly-purposeless violence. The extraordinary violence in Greece brought about by that country's sovereign debt crisis is both unfocused and...

How New Labour lost its mojo

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

The New Labour project has ended. Its 13 years in power has disappointed many people, whether they hoped for an emphasis on the ‘new' or the ‘labour'. The ‘third way' may have taken the British Labour Party away from the hard...

The demise of British liberty

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alexander Deane

The last decade has seen British liberties savaged. The British state has accumulated unprecedented power and the instinct of politicians and bureaucrats is always to expand their power base even further into areas unknown in peacetime. Even in...

From the Nanny State to the Bully State

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Patrick Basham

During the course of this decade we will witness a global battle over the fate of the nascent Bully State. The Bully State will be this decade's ‘bad cop' to the Nanny State's ‘good cop' of past decades. The past generation of welfare...

Hypocrisy greets (another) closure of the Collingwood Tote

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

It was hard to miss the recent closure of an inner urban Melbourne pub. For days the media at both state and national level covered the story, and even The 7.30 Report devoted several minutes to it. This particular pub had a long-held reputation...

Blainey outlasts the History Wars

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

In his desire to restore the balance between white man and black man and to make up for our scandalous neglect of the Aboriginal heritage, he has at times swung too far the other way.' That is the Sydney Morning Herald criticising Geoffrey Blainey...

Rendering unto God

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Alan Anderson

The observation that Australia's political and cultural heritage is founded on Judeo-Christian values is always sure to make an audience of Australian academics or public servants shift uncomfortably in their seats. It is puzzling that such a...

Entrepeneur and the economy

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

Heroic Misadventures: Four Decades-Full Circle is a compelling autobiographical account of the life of a unique Australian, who rose up from the newspaper rounds as a child in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, to make his mark in the lucrative gold...

A foodies' guide to the history of humanity

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Rob Lyons

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