This morning, the legendary Notre Dame is burning. With the spire already lost, it is likely that we’ll lose a thousand years of Paris, and with it, one of her more identifiable features.
It might seem like we fought WW2 to stop it, but anti-jewish sentiment is alive and well in 2019. Defeating it, however, means looking to yesterday as well as tomorrow.
Art not only enriches our lives, it can be deeply informative. Art from ancient times is often a window through which we can learn about life, culture and the belief systems of people who lived thousands of years ago.
“Sexually fluid, lazy, overprivileged suburbanites” Tom Lutz of the LA review of books eviscerates America
Tom Lutz is a man of many talents, but it is his iconoclastic nous, particularly in analysing his confused homeland that stands tall.
I might be a new resident of this land, but the alien contours of the National Park are exactly the Australia that we migrants treasure, and remember.