Tag Archives: stephen conroy

Learning all the wrong lessons

[I’ve brought this post over from Thoughts on Liberty, in part because I don’t know whether David Cameron’s desire to channel Stephen Conroy has yet reached Australian shores. Australia is a small country – one should expect its experiences to be either ignored or misunderstood in larger countries – however, I think that this level […]

Protect teh Kiddies

I attended a religious school for the first three years of High School. I’m afraid that it went in one ear and out the other, because I didn’t even realise that Jesus was God according to Christian doctrine until I was about 25. I have a fantastic ability to be able to switch off during […]

The Noble Experiment

Until I came to do the research for my MPhil, I didn’t realise that Prohibition — that great failed exercise in mass planning — was also known back in the day as ‘the noble experiment’. I learnt of the alternative moniker through Daniel Okrent’s superb history — Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition. […]

Stephen Conroy is an unrepeatable vulgarity

I haven’t been able to follow this as closely as I’d like from afar, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that KRuddy and friends are pushing ahead with Australia’s version of the great firewall of China. Catallaxy’s Jason Soon has been keeping tabs on things for some time now, and his posts meant that I discovered […]