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Politics and Society

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Victor Davis Hanson: The Dying Ideal of American Citizenship

Victor Davis Hanson’s book of 2021, The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America, seeks to explain the decline and fall of the once cherished concept of American citizenship. Hanson, a classicist and military historian, argues that the concept of “the citizen” has been one of America’s... [More]
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<p>Victor Davis Hanson’s book of 2021, <em>The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of America</em>, seeks to explain the decline and fall of the

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27 Jun

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Ben Chifley's Open Secret

Australia's first postwar prime minister ran the country very largely from his room in the Hotel Kurrajong in Canberra, with the help of his long-time secretary/companion. The media all knew about his relationship with her and perhaps with her elder sister, but were silent because of their respect for one of Labor’s greatest leaders. Today we look... [More]
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<p>Australia's first postwar prime minister ran the country very largely from his room in the Hotel Kurrajong in Canberra, with the help of his long-time secretary/companion. The media all knew about

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28 Jun

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Heroes or Traitors: Three Cold War Spies

Gordievsky, Vetrov and Penkovsky were three high-ranking Soviet spies who turned ‘double agent’ and gave secrets to the West. Spying has always been part of warfare, but the long Cold War between the Soviet Union and the West was unique because it was predominately fought by spies, not armies. The weapons in this clandestine war were lies,... [More]
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<p>Gordievsky, Vetrov and Penkovsky were three high-ranking Soviet spies who turned ‘double agent’ and gave secrets to the West. Spying has always been part of warfare, but the long Cold War between

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01 Jul

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Carl Trueman: Strange New World - Activists, Identity, Sexual Revolution

Carl Trueman's book of 2022, entitled Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution analyses the development of the sexual revolution as a symptom – rather than the cause – of the human search for identity. Trueman shows how traditional institutions, technology, and pornography have moved modern... [More]
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<p>Carl Trueman's book of 2022, entitled <em>Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution</em> analyses the development of the sexual revolution

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18 Jul
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<p>Carl Trueman's book of 2022, entitled <em>Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution</em> analyses the development of the sexual revolution

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20 Jul

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The Rise and Rise of Populist Politics in the West

Populism is now an undeniable force in contemporary Western Politics. This course seeks to explain the social & political dynamics driving this crucial contemporary development. The course will seek to balance description/detail about Populist Movements in the West with analytical issues seeking to explain the rise of Populism, who is attracted to... [More]
$171 Limited / $154

<p>Populism is now an undeniable force in contemporary Western Politics. This course seeks to explain the social &amp; political dynamics driving this crucial contemporary development. The course will

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19 Jul

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The Lives and Legacies of John F and Robert F Kennedy

Explore John F. Kennedy's life and political career as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 to his assassination in November 1963. Due to the Cold War, Kennedy’s time in office was marked by high tensions with Communists' states. Acting as JFK's Attorney General and as his adviser during his administration, was his brother... [More]
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<p>Explore John F. Kennedy's life and political career as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 to his assassination in November 1963. Due to the Cold War, Kennedy’s time in office

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28 Jul

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Jean Twenge: Why Super-Connected Kids are Unprepared for Adulthood

Jean Twenge's book of 2017 is entitled iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood – and What That Means for the Rest of Us. Twenge is an American psychologist at San Diego State University whose work examines generational differences in work attitudes,... [More]
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<p>Jean Twenge's book of 2017 is entitled <em>iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood – and What That

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01 Aug
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<p>Jean Twenge's book of 2017 is entitled <em>iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy – and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood – and What That

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03 Aug

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Unrecognised Statelets in Europe and the Caucasus

There are a number of unrecognised statelets in Europe and the Caucasus: Transnistria, Donetsk People's Republic, Luhansk People's Republic, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, South Ossetia, Northern Cyprus, Nagorno-Karabach, Abkhazia and others. These unresolved conflicts envelope many countries: Russia, Turkey, Armenia, Greece, Cyprus, Moldavia,... [More]
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<p>There are a number of unrecognised statelets in Europe and the Caucasus: Transnistria, Donetsk People's Republic, Luhansk People's Republic, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, South Ossetia,

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05 Aug

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The Journalism of Seymour Hersh: The Dark Side of Camelot, the My Lai Massacre and Abu Ghraib

Since 1970 Seymour Hersh (born in 1937 in Chicago) has spoken truth to the powerful. He has won many awards for investigative journalism. His observations about the Kennedy White House and his rise to power during the 1940s and 1950s are both fascinating and confronting. Hersh revealed details of the1968 My Lai Massacre two years after the event.... [More]
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<p>Since 1970 Seymour Hersh (born in 1937 in Chicago) has spoken truth to the powerful. He has won many awards for investigative journalism. His observations about the Kennedy White House and his rise

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05 Aug

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Avoiding Armageddon, Lessons from the First Cold War

From the end of WWII, the struggle between two nuclear superpowers dominated international relations for five decades. Each possessed an arsenal capable of destroying the world; Armageddon became a real and imminent threat. After the Cuban Missile Crisis, they realised they must learn to deal with this frightening new reality, or face annihilation.... [More]
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<p>From the end of WWII, the struggle between two nuclear superpowers dominated international relations for five decades. Each possessed an arsenal capable of destroying the world; Armageddon became a

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08 Aug
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<p>From the end of WWII, the struggle between two nuclear superpowers dominated international relations for five decades. Each possessed an arsenal capable of destroying the world; Armageddon became a

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11 Aug

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