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The Psychology of Looting
“In constituency, it’s most similar to a prison riot: what will happen is that, usually in the segregation unit, nobody will ever know exactly, but a rumour will emanate that someone has been hurt in some way. There will be some form of moral outrage that takes its expression in self-interested revenge. There is no higher purpose, you just have a high volume of…
Video of Our ‘Gagging for Freedom’ Event
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The line between freedom of speech and vilification is a contentious one. That platitude was borne out last week when the Wheeler Centre hosted a Talking Point event featuring Bernard Keane, Leslie Cannold and James Allan, chaired by Jonathan Green. The discussion centred on the Federal Court action against columnist Andrew Bolt. Discussion touched on whether free speech is a…
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