A new superpower on the rise

Anyone who has an ounce of modern history should be horrified by the chaos of the early 20th Century across Europe and much of the world – and grateful for the comparative peace and prosperity of the European Union. But … Continue reading

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Why I’m not an Australian Republican

With the death of Queen Elizabeth II – the Republican thing is starting again. My questions are systemic: what would it do to Australian politics to have an all-out campaign for who would be President? How much money would electing … Continue reading

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IF Labor wins, Libs will mainly whinge about rising interest rates

All we’ll hear from them will be “Labor’s economic emergency” and all that blah blah, even though interest rates are a macro-economic tool to combat global economic issues like inflation. You know – inflation caused by the Russian war raising … Continue reading

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The Batman brings Gotham – and a warning

The one area I would fault the Nolan Batman trilogy (which I loved!) is it was missing one of the main characters – Gotham. Especially in the second movie where he was trying to say psychopaths can be born even … Continue reading

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The Mig-25 – a story of BLUFF and unintended consequences

This is my pick for this month’s Weird History prize!

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