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History

Beethoven, music and human progress

One morning a few days ago, a sublimely mild and sunny summer day, I was walking the several kilometres into …

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History

Holocaust remembrance: We must beware of well-intentioned mythmaking

In ancient Rome, the saeculum, or ‘the age’, was the span of living memory, the telling of an event passed down …

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Science & Health

Success without substance

New Zealander Nigel Richards has won the French Scrabble championship twice. What’s more remarkable than double wins is that Nigel doesn’t …

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Law & Politics

In recognising all faiths and beliefs, we can show fairness and equity

This is a lightly edited transcript of a speech given to the Fraser Coast Regional Council on 25 February 2023. …

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Ethics & Religion

The faithless in foxholes

There is an old saying – there are no atheists in foxholes. In reality, modern soldiers are unlikely to be …

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Business & Economics

How the philosophy of the past can help us imagine the economy of the future

The economy keeps making headlines for all the wrong reasons — stories about rising prices, supply shortages and a looming recession have been frequently making …

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