Intellectual History

Exceptionalism and Conceit

Exceptionalism and Conceit

You have to ask American Senator Ted Cruz, who's propaganda is he and the gun lobby defending? Do we ennoble savagery, and do we falsify civility? These are the questions for the times, and it goes to exceptionalism for personal and national conceit. Exceptionalism is...

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Cult-Like Separatism With A Public Face

Cult-Like Separatism With A Public Face

Cult-Like Separatist Christianity never went away. It appears little has changed from the early days’ of 1920s fundamentalism and the first megachurches, but there is now a major change – institutions have had, in the last half century, a public face that attempts to...

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Uncooked Lamb: Over-clever humorous Propaganda

Uncooked Lamb: Over-clever humorous Propaganda

Any serious historian or a sociologist in the broad Australian Studies areas must be puzzled at the messaging of the recent Australian Lamb promotional video, and the, alas, popular response on social media. We have been here before, so many times. Clever? or humorous...

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