C. Wright Mills’ The Power Elite, the Old-New Left, and Queensland lived Ideologies

C. Wright Mills’ The Power Elite, the Old-New Left, and Queensland lived Ideologies

Wright Mills’ The Power Elite (1956) has been a major sociological work that has repeatedly been the right framework to understand the political and social chaos I have experienced and witnessed in my lifetime. It is not a perfect work and not a perfect model. The...

The Language and Ignorance of the Culture Warrior and Knowledge of Religion & Culture in Late 20th Century Queensland

The Language and Ignorance of the Culture Warrior and Knowledge of Religion & Culture in Late 20th Century Queensland

This is a blog post to set everyone straight, which makes me open to the critique of being one of Manning Clark’s ‘straighteners’; but that’s another story. My arguments, as a general framework, is based on a basic critique of the neo-conservative paradigm. The...

D.H. Lawrence’s Kangaroo (1923): One Hundred Years On, Questioning Social Philosophy and Policy for Today

D.H. Lawrence’s Kangaroo (1923): One Hundred Years On, Questioning Social Philosophy and Policy for Today

THREE ESSAYS (REVIEW COMMENTS) IN ONE ESSAY An examination of D.H. Lawrence’s Kangaroo (The Cambridge Edition) in social philosophy, and demonstrating a fundamental policy problem in Australian political history.   Image: Sydney Region and Central-South Coast...

Discussion: Religion, Culture, and Political Parties: The Silent Response to Zachary Gorman ‘s One Direction and Mike Seccombe’s Part 1 & 2: Collapse of the modern Liberal

Discussion: Religion, Culture, and Political Parties: The Silent Response to Zachary Gorman ‘s One Direction and Mike Seccombe’s Part 1 & 2: Collapse of the modern Liberal

Dr Neville Buch challenges a discussion with the views of Mike Seccombe, Zachary Gorman, John Warhurst, and Nick Cater. “I never got from Menzies what I feel about listening to modern Liberals, which is a contempt for the other. It’s a really, really harsh, harsh...