Edward Snowden – Moscow to Melbourne & an Obama Pardon?
23 May 2016 | Media
▲ Last night Edward Snowden talked to a large audience at the Melbourne Convention Centre via video link from Moscow. He was interviewed by Julian Morrow from the satirical team The Chaser.
We got to pose questions to Mr Snowden and the one top on my list was wheth...
Four Books, one Movie – drugs, drones, Hitler, India & Pakistan, Snowden
24 February 2015 | Culture
Four books which have caught my attention, although I’ve only read reviews. Plus one movie, which I have seen.
• Chasing the Scream, the First & Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari, a summation of why this is another war – like the War on Terror – whic...
Off to Prison with Them
15 August 2013 | Culture
With all that comedy currently taking place at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival the UK papers have been running stories on places where comedy is not so funny. Like North Korea, although I recently noted that Kim Jong Il (Fatty 2 according to Chinese bloggers) had quite ...
Dark Lands, the Taleban, Stupidity
24 June 2013 | Culture
Albert Einstein is reputed to have stated that ‘Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.’
I’m regularly reminded of that statement – John Kerry, US Secretary of State, reminded me of that today with his comment...