Tag Archives: Larvatus Prodeo

The debate platforms of the future: twitter and facebook (?)

As many of you may be aware, Australia’s leading left-leaning blog, Larvatus Prodeo, is closing down. Its last post went up today (I think, remember I’m in the UK and so should allow for time differences). Leaving everything else aside, Mark made the following observation: There’s no longer the same need for a hub for […]

Tertiary boycotts, online civility and agreeing to disagree

That got your attention, didn’t it? In light of how the issue I outlined here has managed to make its way around not only Ozblogistan but the MSM, I think it’s probably worth bringing a lengthy comment I made here up into a post of its own. Before you go onto reading it, I have […]

Tall poppies – or why I hate and love Australia

Mercurius at Larvatus Prodeo has a post about Tony Abbott’s triathlon attempt in which he criticises Abbott as an “overachiever”: Then there’s the overachievers. The people who are compensating for something. The people trying to fill the existential emptiness and smother those feelings of inferiority with accolades, approval and applause. Mercurius isn’t alone in criticising […]