John Robson

Memo to Australia: the right to bear arms goes back to the Magna Carta
28 Nov 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, civil war, gun control, history, insurrection, right to bear arms
The threat of insurrection restrains governments

Martin Luther’s post-modern legacy: reason refuting reason
27 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Martin Luther, post-modernism, reason
The 16th Century theologian foreshadowed some contemporary pathologies

Even in the age of gender-neutral parenting, there’s no such thing as a free lunch
16 Aug 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: gender-neutral parenting, parenting
Is it equitable to earn the same for less work?

Dunkirk: tell your children and your children’s children
3 Aug 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Dunkirk, history
Parents should feel responsible for passing on our history

Modernity eats the apple
10 Jul 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: freedom, modernity, rationalism
And fools itself about the consequences for meaning and human freedom.

Trump in the balance after his first 100 days
1 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: donald trump, first 100 days, usa
There’s far more to be encouraged about in Trump the president than there ever was in Trump the candidate.

America, prepare to take your medicine
21 Sep 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2016 elections, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, USA
Never before have voters elected a crook, knowing that she was a crook

A magical classic turns 50
9 Jun 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: literature, racism, to kill a mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird is 50 years old, John Robson says it has only improved with age.

Britannia, where art thou?
18 Apr 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Britain, Britannia
Once "the dread and envy of them all" Britain appears to have given up all that was special.

State of the Union
30 Jan 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, State of the Union address
Obama's speech offered soaring oratory that fell flat and fizzled.

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