The full complexity of modern South Africa – drugs, gangsterism, crime, black African superstition, white superiority, a desperate and corrupt military – is aired for public consumption, and a very unpleasant mess it is.
John Howard at Quadrant: “A rare video. in today’s times, of a leader speaking franklyas he wisely finds, free of spin.” Andrew Bolt See also John Howard on Frank Devine here…
Are countries like the US, Australia, Great Britain, Japan, and the nations of Europe ready and prepared to transfer their economic wealth and treasure to countries of the third world? Are Japan, China and India?
John Howard officially opened the new Quadrant office in Balmain, and launched the first in a new series of Quadrant Books - Frank Devine’s Older & Wiser.
While the movie starts off innocently enough, it evolves into a screeching chick flick, weighed down by politically correct talking points.
The big question is who will get the part of the Hamlet, Prince of Denmark — Barack Obama, Gordon Brown or Kevin Rudd?
The parts I enjoyed the most in Mao’s Last Dancer were the ballets. Vivid, lively, colourful, fast-moving, energetic and thoroughly entertaining, they were everything the rest of the movie wasn’t.
What has been done is totally indefensible, will do incalculable damage, weaken our economies and prolong unemployment.
It is not just “spending” that matters but what that spending is on. Our productive structures are being bent out of shape towards the creation of what can never give this economy momentum or higher real incomes.
Writers are professional stickybeaks, eyes on stalks, ears flapping, ever on the look-out for the telling vignette, the odd detail, the weird seed that might one day flourish into a full-grown literary plant.
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