Mark Latham political seeker

For last year my online commentary focus has been The Conversation. I am relaunching this blog. Today I have a review of former Labor leader Mark Latham’s recent book Not Dead Yet at The Conversation.  With seven respondents to Latham’s opening essay it is difficult to cover. Some additional points. The popular Labor party reform […]

Fair Work and Employee Free Choice: liberalism vs. social democracy

The demise of the Employee Free Choice Act and the woes of American health reform shed light on the distinction  between social liberalism and social democracy as forms of left-wing politics. This has been raised by David Brody in his address at the recent Labour History conference where he contrasted the success of the Rudd […]