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 Fire Next Time’ by James Baldwin

Last night I listened completely to the audio-book, 'The Fire Next Time' by James Baldwin.     Cornel West is right, from a recent interview, Baldwin was unpopular with the largest section of the population, and he was often misunderstood by his 'white...

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The Collapse of now too old ‘New Christian Right’

The signs might be early, but I believe we are seeing the alliance of the global "New" (so old now) Christian Right collapsing; the alliance at the very least. And I suspect that if the Christian Right reforms and creates a new movement, it will have to step away from...

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2020 THE SDGs for Australian Universities

The rankings game can be a farce in statistics but perception does count. The ‘2020 Impact Rankings’, on the measures of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has been provided by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings tables....

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