January - February 2012 Volume LVI, No. 1-2

The Difficult History of Free Speech

Richard Allsop
Persistence of the Reformation
Les Murray
I’m Not Crying
Marilyn Peck
My Friend Will
Rob Nugent
Women with Infants
Andrew Lansdown
I Know
Kathy Duggan

Letters

Letters to the Editor

Hal Colebatch, John Hill, Suzanne Edgar, Susan Reibel Moore, Murray Mitchell, Christopher Cooper, Bernard d’Abrera, Reg Naulty, Colin Pratt, Peter Proudfoot, Tony McCurdy, David Secomb

Art

When Antonioni Met Rothko

Christopher Heathcote

Chronicle

Keith Windschuttle

January February 2012

Fiction

Returning to Carthage

Ben Sharafski

The Quiet Stars

John Saul

Film

The Bard or Not the Bard

Neil McDonald

First Person

Why Italy is in Trouble

Geoffrey Luck

Freedom of Speech

History

Literature

My Friend Will

Rob Nugent

Religion

God v Allah III

Bernard d’Abrera

Ryan

A Serving of Bacon

Peter Ryan

Science

Smoking Out Evil Spirits

Christopher Akehurst

The Rum Sedges

Roger Underwood

Theatre

Grey Gardens in Melbourne

Michael Connor

Poetry

Anniversary Poem

David Chandler

Flight

Rod Usher

I’m Not Crying

Marilyn Peck

Women with Infants

Andrew Lansdown

Sayings

Rod Usher

I Know

Kathy Duggan

After the Wedding

Victoria Field

Tomato Blues

Rod Usher

Learning to Know One’s Place

Graeme Hetherington

Porch

Victoria Field

Stone Diary

Victoria Field

The Nigger in the Woodpile

Graeme Hetherington

Banished

John Whitworth

Father and the Cordial Factory

Graeme Hetherington

Old Man’s Beard

John Whitworth

Portent

Rod Moran

Robbing Banks

John Whitworth

The Fell of Day

Victoria Field

Gravity

Tricia Dearborn

The Sad Policeman

John Whitworth

Prague

Victoria Field