Monthly Archives: October 2016

Democracy demands integrity

By Andrew L. Urban. We used to trust them. Scientists, doctors, journalists, commentators, the media generally (and the Australian public’s own ABC in particular), academics, public servants, police, the courts, sportsmen and women … no, perhaps not politicians so much. … Continue reading

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The CON in consensus

Consensus on climate? You’ve been conned. By Andrew L. Urban. In the wake of South Australia’s instant State-wide blackout on September 28, 2016, and the political storm that followed the physical one, it is pertinent to note (or to remind … Continue reading

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The Hungarian Revolution, 60th Anniversary

A personal reflection, by Andrew L. Urban, October 23, 2016. He was hanging from the tree by his feet, a wad of money stuffed into his mouth, the blood that had soaked it now dry. People were wandering around listlessly … Continue reading

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Hungary’s migration migraine

By Andrew L. Urban. Budapest, October 3, 2016: It’s the morning after the referendum on migrants being sent to Hungary by the EU. The question was: “Do you want the European Union to be able to mandate the obligatory resettlement … Continue reading

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