Where are the snows of yesteryear?

These make sad reading right now:

What we’ve lost 3

November 29, 2007

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Ancient conservative patriarch Peter Coleman (father-in-law of Peter Costello and Quadrant person in its better days) does not hold back: So what went wrong? The usual view is that the electorate, and above all the young, believe that good times come naturally. (“It’s the resources boom.”) It doesn’t matter, they think, who is in charge… [Read more…]

What we have lost: 2

November 28, 2007

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I would be the first to admit that Phillip Adams is hardly objective in his piece I quoted here yesterday, even if I agree with the general thrust of his remarks. Ross Gittins has a somewhat more sober assessment in today’s Sydney Morning Herald: A vote for honesty and decency. Wouldn’t it be great if… [Read more…]

What we have lost

November 27, 2007

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This is SO unfair! SPARE me the sentimental tosh about John Howard. Here’s why his departure is a joyous occasion. The scene: The Great Hall at the University of Sydney. The grand opening of a conference for the Centre for the Mind. Crowds have gathered to see Nelson Mandela cut the ribbon. As chairman of… [Read more…]