John Armstrong

John Armstrong was born in Glasgow, educated in Oxford and London and moved to Australia in 2001. He is the author of several books, including In search of Civilisation (2009); Love Life Goethe (2006) and The Secret Power of Beauty (2004). He is a regular commentator on radio and contributor to major international newspapers and journals, and has conducted globally recognised lectures at forums as diverse as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, London’s National Gallery and Writers’ Festivals in Melbourne and Sydney.



Why do we bother to vote?
6 Sep 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, democracy, politics
As Australians queue up to cast their votes in a Federal election, it's time to pose the timeless question.


Conversation, an elusive ideal
30 Jun 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: art, civility, conversation
An invitation to a big, sustained conversation about art.


A weakened economy needs strengthened humanities
12 Nov 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Economic freedom has turned toxic because we lack the cultural maturity that the humanities used to provide.


The sublime message of Christmas
27 Dec 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: art, Christmas
The central idea of Christmas -- that God became man -- has had an enormous impact upon Western art.


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