Archives for February 2012

The politics of youth

In 1986 Timbuk3 sang, “the future’s so bright I gotta wear shades”. They captured the mood of a generation but the song was generally misinterpreted as a graduation theme song but in reality, as we say in Australia, it was “taking the piss”: “I gotta job waiting for my graduation. Fifty thou a year will […]

Sacrifices in vain on the Afghanistan war path

A NATO report made public yesterday suggests that the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, is set to retake control of Afghanistan after NATO-led forces withdraw. Although not a strategic study the report begs the question, has the sacrifice of our Australian diggers been in vain? Has our contribution to the war on terrorism as Australian taxpayers […]