Whether your problem is the return to school last week or the return of Federal Parliament this week, President Trump being erratic or AFLW making a splash, if one needs distractions there seems to be more to read at the moment. The Conversation is always a good place to start, with academics writing for a general audience and, for the most part, doing it well. While The Conversation apparently has its own quirky business model at least it lacks the fierce paywalls that some other online outlets maintain.
We found these articles and we pass on the links just in case you missed them:
- Washington-based Australian academic, Alan Tidwell, adds to the chorus of writers saying it is time to reconsider the American Alliance, particularly now that one end of the tie has become rather erratic. (For more on this, mainly from non-MSM sources, search our site under ‘Trump’.)
- Talking of venomous creatures, a specialist on snakes, Peter Hibbins, writes about the long and changing Australian history of how to treat snakebite. (Peter recently featured on ABC Canberra’s Honest History spot, with Genevieve Jacobs. The spot is starting up again soon for its fourth year.)
- Chris Rizos and Donald Grant take a long view of Australian history, explaining how GPS can track the continuing, creeping movement of our continent.
- Allan Patience asks whether neoliberal capitalism is on its last legs and what happens next, if it is.
- Shannon Brincat looks at options for resistance in the face of what looks to some observers like tyranny. Which kind of winds us back to our first dot point above …
6 February 2017