The Importance Of History In Our Own Lives?

Context is all important in asking any question? And these days a key question is the importance of history. Pragmatic agendas of the daily grind obscure how significance the study of the past is for getting a perspective on how to live a better life. This blog looks at how different present contexts are better understood from what preceded.
The Squeezed

The Squeezed

My new sociological model. Politicians and bureaucrats at the top, bottom-thinking in a tight bubble of a worldview, and thinking well of their 'success'. The public frustrated at policy failure. And policy researchers and developers in the squeeze of being...

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Who is objecting to the Voice of the Historian?

Who is objecting to the Voice of the Historian?

"History and historians play a crucial role in Australian culture. They are foundational to other fields in the arts, with historical research often underpinning film, theatre, literature and even, on occasion, dance. A government serious about implementing a cultural...

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Please Read Carefully

Please Read Carefully

I was recently shocked by email replies to a short comment I made, as what I thought was a extending out a hand of friendship with an intelligent comment.   The replies were hostile in the first case, and extremely annoyed in the second. Both replies...

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Extraordinary Times and the Wisdom of Ages

Extraordinary Times and the Wisdom of Ages

“…it's one of these moments where you feel like an era has come to an end and the world is a little emptier,” so spoke the wisdom of Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, on the occasion of the passing of Olivia Newton-John.   In a matter of only a few days, two...

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The Passing of Uncle Arthur

The Passing of Uncle Arthur

Stocker-Lohmann-French-Buch Eulogy for Uncle Arthur Arthur Edmund Sedgwick Ruckert 5 November 1930 – 25 July 2022   My role today is to pay tribute to a man known as ‘Uncle Arthur’, in regards to the four families which extended out on the family tree from the...

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The Ontological Compass

The Ontological Compass

The Ontological Compass assists in mapping out our understanding of too many philosophical arguments which get conflated, and interpretations which overlap without clarity.   It works on measuring out usual binaries in discussions, and provides the relational...

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