Monthly Archives: February 2015

From the Archive: On Hitchens

This review of Christopher Hitchens’ Arguably was originally published in the launch edition of The Melbourne Review in October 2011. Arguably – Christopher Hitchens Allen & Unwin “Live all you can: It’s a mistake not to.” Hitchens’ epigraph, taken from Henry James (another … Continue reading

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Reprieve Australia: The Quality of Mercy

As events unfold in Indonesia with two Australians awaiting the death penalty, here from my archive is an article written back in 2009 featuring the work of Reprieve Australia volunteer Kellie Toole. It was first published in The Adelaide Review.   … Continue reading

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Incuriosity

Like most people, the death penalty has always appalled me. As a young student doing teaching prac at Fairfield High in the western suburbs of Sydney, I well remember the day Kevin Barlow and Brian Chambers were executed in Malaysia. As … Continue reading

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