Shame about democracy . . .
Not ashamed of much. Australian PM Scott Morrison (photo by Kristy Robinson) and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian

Shame about democracy . . .

Somebody wrote a few weeks ago how shocked many Americans had been to realise that shame was the only thing that had been protecting them from political tyranny. The writer…

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Are the wheels falling off everything?
Donald Trump and Rupert Murdoch. Symptoms of our times. Photos from Wikimedia commons.

Are the wheels falling off everything?

THERE are times, like this week, when it feels to me as if the wheels are falling off just about everything. The US election looms like an iceberg ahead. In…

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