December 8, 2011
From John Roskam
We’ve dispatched the IPA’s Tim Wilson to the climate change talks in Durban, South Africa. He took this photo of some posters on a shipping container. I think it speaks for itself…
Oh, and do you play video games? You should stop. The Red Cross says that might make you a war criminal.
And you all HAVE to promise me you won’t tell Julia Gillard about this proposal to tax native English speakers to advance equality (I thought it was a joke – but it’s not – it’s an academic textbook!)
Your taxes now fund a Flannery Centre (you win a visit to it if you find a golden ticket in your organic porridge). Why didn’t some bureaucrat read the IPA Review story on Flannery before spending our money?
According to this list, Democrats prefer television shows featuring ‘morally murky anti-heroes’ whilst Republicans like ‘work-centred shows.’ That sounds about right.
And this stunning critique of Thomas Keneally by Andrew Roberts in the December issue of Quadrant is a great read. You’ll remember Andrew gave the keynote address at our symposium on Western Civilisation earlier this year.
Foreign Policy magazine has just released their ‘100 Top Global Thinkers of 2011’. I bet you you’ll know about three of them.
P.S. This year, your best Christmas presents are from the IPA – in February 2012 we’re bringing the magnificent Mark Steyn to Australia to defend freedom of speech like he did in this brilliant performance. And because you’ve all been so good, we’re also bringing you Dan Hannan in the very same month! (You’ll remember him from when he called Gordon Brown a ‘Brezhnev-era apparatchik’). Read his portrayal of the corrosive influence of the EU in Standpoint. Stay tuned for event details!
Here’s what else the IPA said this week:
- Chris Berg, The ‘Right’ morally culpable for Breivik’s actions, really? - The Drum
- Tom Switzer, Newt: the last best hope for conservatives – The Drum
- Chris Berg, Phoney food fears ignore nimble market solutions – The Sunday Age
- Alan Moran, Farms left high and dry by water grab – The Herald Sun
- John Roskam, Crippled by its crutches – The Australian Financial Review
- Sabine Wolff, Culture of entitlement a road to nowhere – The Drum
- Sinclair Davidson, Cut, cut, cut: Wayne Swan has more work to do – The Drum
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