Our last few weeks have been rather quieter as far as new posts go. A little bit of illness has stalked the ranks of the Honest History elves and this has slowed us down a mite. However, we have still managed to post a variety of links and even some original material:
- Honest History President, Frank Bongiorno, in The Conversation on progressivism and marriage equality.
- Peter Whiteford in The Conversation on trends in income inequality.
- John Shield’s review of Leigh Straw’s After the War, about post-Great War Western Australia.
- Colin Tatz in The Conversation on the discrepancy between the pleasure Australians take in success in sport and success in other fields.
- Kate Ariotti and James Bennett edit a collection on Australia in the Great War, looking from a global perspective; review by Martin Crotty.
- Alison Broinowski in Pearls and Irritations on aspects of Australian involvement in Afghanistan and the Philipines.
- Judith Brett’s new biography of Alfred Deakin.
- Andrew Carr from the Australia Institute on the risks of bipartisanship in foreign policy.
- Kerrie Handasyde on Anzac theology and women poets during the Great War.
- Amy McQuire, Darumbul journalist, says in Buzzfeed don’t change the date of Australia Day, just get rid of it.
- Jonathan D. James on religion in our Parliament and our nation.
- Recent material on foreign and defence policy issues, particularly the Pine Gap base in central Australia.
- John Myrtle looks at the history of the AN Smith Memorial Lecture in Journalism (since 1936).
- Discussion of issues surrounding section 44 of the Constitution, drawing upon material from the Parliamentary Library.
- A Historian for All Seasons: posthumous festschrift for Professor Geoffrey Bolton.
21 September 2017