John Robson



Why are “ethical debates” about science so predictable?
8 Mar 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, morality, scientific ethics
What we need is a moral debate on ethicism, not an ethical debate on nothing


The making of LOTR: creating marvels, missing Tolkien’s vision
5 Mar 2018 | POPCORN |  
tags: Lord of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Tolkien
Peter Jackson’s film version robs characters of moral depth.


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.


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