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Turnbull, Thucydides and Orientalism

DEAN KALIMNIOU 19 February 2016 Our august prime minister, while on a visit to the planetarch, snuck in a reference to classical Greek historian Thucydides. It is not the first time our classically-minded leader has done so. A month or so before, he quoted Thucydides to the prime minster of Malaysia and the prime minister of China. As far back ... Read More »

Letter to Mode of Life: Inconsistency and Lip Service of Australian Politics to Multiculturalism and Religion

Dear Mode of Life, As a convert to Orthodoxy, I find it perplexing that Australian federal and state politicians attend quite often, events convened by the various Orthodox Christian communities within this country. And it is perplexing, because on the one hand, the politicians speak about how they respect the community that they claim to represent and admire, often trundling ... Read More »