Tag Archives: Overland Journal

How to get out of this mess

Originally published in Overland Journal, 2nd June 2016. In his new collection of essays How Did We Get Into This Mess?, George Monbiot outlines the key cause of the major economic, social and environmental issues facing our world: neoliberalism. Monbiot observes that ‘ideas, not armies or even banks, run the world. Ideas determine whether human […]

Against Equality

Originally published in the Overland Journal, 16th October 2013 ‘Equality is inevitable.’ This has been the catch-cry of marriage equality campaigners for years now. A call to conservatives to ‘get on the right side of history’ and finally accept that we’re all born equal. Look across progressive movements and you can see similar messaging. Demands […]

Photograp by Brocken Inaglory

Review: Beyond Denial

A little while ago I posted a piece called Are we wasting our time on denialism. My basic thesis was that most of the energy fighting climate change denialism was wasted energy – energy we could be putting into fighting the fight for good climate policy. Finally getting around to reading the latest copy of The Overland […]

By Otis Historical Archives National Museum of Health and Medicine (originally posted to Flickr as Reeve041476) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The culture of confession

I little while ago I did a few reviews on The History of Sexuality by Michel Foucault. For those of you who remember, Foucault argues that a lot of our history of sexuality is formed around a history of ‘confession’. As I said in the second review: “In the Western World however, scientia sexualis is focused […]