IPA Review Articles

The Rise of America’s Populist Progressivism
4 November 2014

The Rise of America’s Populist Progressivism

This article from the November 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by research associate at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre and Adjunct Fellow at the IPA, Tom Switzer. She is the rising star of the left, who attracts rock-star receptions at standing-roomonly campaign rallies across the United States. She gives fiery sermons for economic populism and social
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20 September 2014

The Six Waves of European History

Complex life has existed on earth for about 550 million years. Complex human life, defined as substantial city dwelling peoples has a history of only 10,000 years or about .0002 per cent of the larger number. The period of history for which there are reliable records of human achievement is closer to 2,500 years. Human achievement in this 2,500 period,
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The Christian Realisation Of Liberty
20 July 2014

The Christian Realisation Of Liberty

This article from the July 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Scholar with the IPA, Stephanie Forrest. Since at least the Enlightenment, it has been popular to regard the medieval period as a kind of ‘dark age’ that isn’t worth studying. After the collapse of Rome in the West in the fifth century AD, so the popular
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Liberalism: A Short History by Richard Allsop
10 May 2014

Liberalism: A Short History by Richard Allsop

The Institute of Public Affairs is excited to present Liberalism: A Short History by IPA Research Fellow Richard Allsop. This is the fourth addition to the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program monograph series. Western Civilisation owes the word ‘liberal’ to the Spanish War of Independence (1808-14) where the liberales, who wanted individual rights and an end to feudal privilege, were pitched against the serviles, who supported
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The Tragedy of Mitt
6 May 2014

The Tragedy of Mitt

This article from the May 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Researcher with the IPA, James Bolt. One scene in Mitt sees the titular figure turn to an aide and declare that the United States “is following the same path as every other great nation, which is we’re following greater government, taxing rich people, promise more stuff to everybody, borrow
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Australian History at the Crossroads
6 May 2014

Australian History at the Crossroads

This article from the May 2014 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow with the IPA, Richard Allsop. If you have not had some sort of contact with a humanities department of a university in the past quarter of a century you may not have encountered post-structuralism, or heard of linguistic or cultural turns. Thus, you may be blissfully unaware
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6 March 2014

Freedom And The Achievements Of Western Civilisation

I not only love freedom, but I glory in Western civilisation. Those few years in which I have participated in the life of a small part of that civilisation have been absorbing and thrilling beyond measure. Achievements are those aspects of a civilisation which realise or give effect to values that you or I believe are worthwhile or good, or
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6 March 2014

Submission: Review Of The National Curriculum

A significant focus of the Foundations of Western Civilisation Program is in education, ensuring that the next generation is capable of learning and understanding our past and heritage in the most  academic and informative ways possible. In our submission to the Department of Education’s review of the National Curriculum, the IPA stressed the negative impact which the national curriculum posed
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A Conservative Titan
22 November 2013

A Conservative Titan

This article from the November 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Research Fellow at the IPA, Richard Allsop. British Conservative MP Jesse Norman has written an excellent book about Edmund Burke. It is a book in two parts, the first a reasonably straightforward biography of the subject and the second an analysis of his ideas, with a
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Dawn Of A New Class
22 November 2013

Dawn Of A New Class

This article from the November 2013 edition of the IPA Review is written by Development Coordinator at the IPA, Lydia Bevege. We can thank Charles Dickens for the way the term ‘Industrial Revolution’ brings to mind the image of a grimy-faced Oliver Twist or a hungry David Copperfield roaming the mean, dirty streets of London. In fact, Dickens’ portrayal of
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