Western Civilisation

Teaching Australians To Be Ashamed

The teaching of History in Australian schools has become a battleground for the hearts and minds of Australians. Under the watch of a supposedly centre- right government in Australia, legions…

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Distinctly Australian

An Australian ‘Canon within a Canon’ is problematic yet essential for appreciating the classics and recognising new ones, writes literary critic PETER CRAVEN. The word canon can be a ticklish…

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Freedom Writ Large

Zachary Gorman’s study of Magna Carta explains the historical context for societies defending their freedoms, writes historian Adam Wakeling. On 13 November 1945, British Prime Minister Clement Attlee assured the…

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Because History Matters

Taking the Humanities more seriously in Western nations including Australia would help preserve our identity, values, and way of life, argues IPA Senior Fellow Sherry Sufi. Nations of the English-speaking…

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Remembering A Free Australia

In free societies men and women can—under the rule of law—pursue their own self-interest through “truck, barter and exchange” (to use Adam Smith’s words). The stunning increase in prosperity since…

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A Year Of Woke Madness

Emboldened by Covid lockdowns, in 2021 the woke took their cancellation games to a whole new level You have to hand it to the woke activists. While the majority of...
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The Genius Of Australia

A Canon of Australia’s greatest works of literature and arts will bring forth our best, urges IPA Review Editor Scott Hargreaves. Australia needs a Canon of our great works of…

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Borders Are Back

The many new borders drawn recently make a mockery of rhetoric about a world without boundaries, argues theologian Phillip Tolliday. ‘Papers, please.’ In my imagination I connect this request to…

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In The Same Boat

History shows the West would be wise to prioritise strategic interests while upholding cultural values, argues IPA Senior Fellow Sherry Sufi. In a world that is becoming more volatile, now…

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Let’s Revive Our National Spirit

As COVID vaccination targets are reached, there is much talk by politicians and media of freedoms being ‘returned’ to citizens. There are two problems with this type of phrase. First,…

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Abolition Was Exceptional

Claims that slavery built the West are not supported by evidence, and are confounded by Abolition, argues historian and IPA Adjunct Fellow, Bradley Bowden. We should hardly be surprised American…

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Push To Change Council Name Conflates Past With The Present

Moreland City Council’s decision to change its name after it discovered links to a Jamaican sugar plantation of the same name that employed slaves in the 18th century is part of a...
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Still Left Speechless

Academics are fighting a rear-guard action as the push to enshrine free speech on campus gathers pace, writes IPA Adjunct Fellow Matthew Lesh. An indescribable anxiety flushes through your body…

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Australia: It’s Up To You

It’s up to ordinary Australians to keep alive the great works of our culture, and it’s never been easier, writes IPA Executive General Manager Scott Hargreaves. If you care about…

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Is It A Bird? Is It A Bloke?

No, it’s bi-sexual Superman! It is not an accident that Superman has become the quintessential modern hero. Behind perhaps only the crucifix and the golden arches of McDonalds, the big...
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What’s The Refund Policy For Australia’s Arts Funding Sinkhole?

Liberal and National leaders have betrayed everyday Australians During the 1990s, the French government spent more, per capita, on culture, than any other country in the world in the hope...
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Teaching Of ‘White Privilege’ Turned Virginia Election

The race for governor in Virginia won by Republican Glenn Youngkin was, to all intents and purposes, a critical race theory election. It should provide valuable insight for Australian politicians...
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Unelected Officials Determined To Influence School History Lessons

The “culture wars” are back and in full swing thanks to the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority (ACARA). It has produced a National Curriculum which is so overwhelmingly negative...
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