James Upcher

James Upcher, born in Tasmania, died suddenly in 2017 while working in the United Kingdom as a lecturer in the law school of Newcastle University. 

James Upcher reviews 'No Country is an Island: Australia and international law' by Hilary Charlesworth et al.

October 2006, no. 285 01 April 2006
James Upcher reviews 'No Country is an Island: Australia and international law' by Hilary Charlesworth et al.
Alexander Downer, when asked on the ABC in February 2003 about the legality of military measures against Iraq, was keen to emphasise Australia’s fidelity to international law: ‘We’ve reached a point where you either take international law seriously and ensure that Iraq does comply with international law or else you abandon the whole concept, at least in this case, of trying to enforce intern ... (read more)

James Upcher reviews 'God Under Howard: The rise of the religious right in Australian politics' by Marion Maddox

April 2005, no. 270 01 April 2005
James Upcher reviews 'God Under Howard: The rise of the religious right in Australian politics' by Marion Maddox
Campaigning during the 1912 US presidential election, the great labour leader and socialist Eugene Debs used to tell his supporters that he could not lead them into the Promised Land because if they were trusting enough to be led in they would be trusting enough to be led out again. In other words, he was counselling his voters to resist the easy certitude that zealotry brings; to reject a politic ... (read more)