Posted in AIER
August 15, 2020

What Will Not Recover: Government

What becomes of government credibility in the post-lockdown period? There are thousands of politicians in this country for whom this…

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August 13, 2020

King Canute and the Virus Tide

Nine-hundred years ago, the English historian Henry of Huntingdon wrote down an older Anglo-Saxon story/myth of King Canute who claimed…

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August 11, 2020

Authoritarianism in Auckland

For months we’ve heard the cry: oh how wonderfully New Zealand dealt with the Coronavirus! They did the tightest lockdown…

Posted in AIER
August 4, 2020

Madness in Melbourne

Melbourne, that glorious city in the state of Victoria in Australia, granted me some of the best travel days of…