Political Amnesia

  … Francesca Beddie reviews Laura Tingle’s Quarterly Essay. InĀ Political Amnesia How we forgot to governĀ Tingle uses the words ‘memory’ and ‘history’ interchangeably. This is a pity for the two are not the same. She herself acknowledges that ā€˜as time goes by, the memories tend to over-glorify the past, and under-comprehend how it came about.ā€™ … Read more

Japan as the Occupier and the Occupied

  … Christine de Matos discusses the work involved in editing a volume of essays. The year 2015 marked the centenary of Gallipoli, seen as the most important for Australia in a range of Great War centenaries that fall between 2014 and 2018. Less noticeably, 2015 also marked 70 years since the end of that … Read more