Tag Archives: Defence

Sorcery for the Goose

The former spiritual mentor to Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has publicly accused his protégé of being “under a spell” as a constitutional crisis engulfs the country. The president has taken the unprecedented step of refusing to obey orders handed down by the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, less than two years after the pair formed […]

Pin Striped Prison

I’ve just read The Pin Striped Prison by Lisa Pryor (2008, Picador, Pan Macmillan Australia, Sydney). Pryor was a law student who now works as a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald. Pryor is exploring a number of questions: what drives young people to want to become lawyers? Why do many lawyers decide it is […]