Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor - March 2015

Liat Kirby et al.
26 February 2015

Captain’s choice

Dear Editor,

What a hotchpotch event (‘Vipers and Whistleblowers’, January–February 2015). How can the Prime Minister’s Literary Awar ... More

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18 December 2014

Radiant Young Leaders

Dear Editor,

Are Richard Broinowski (and family) seeking to don the mantle of apologists for the rulers of North Korea (review of Paul French ... More

Letters to the Editor

26 November 2014

‘Pure, incidental song’

Dear Editor,

Your readers cannot have failed to detect the unsympathetic undertone running through Susan Sheridan’s politely disengaged account of my edition of Lesbia Harford’s poetry (More

Letters to the Editor - November 2014

Dennis Altman, Tim Byrne
29 October 2014

Intimate times

Dear Editor,

Tim Byrne, in his review of Meredith Burgmann’s Dirty Secrets: Our ASIO Files badly misread my complaints about my records. He writes that my [and Gary Foley’s] ‘movements were intimately tracked’. The whole ... More

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24 September 2014

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Dear Editor,

I was very disappointed that the review ‘Putin and the Kleptocrats’ gave such a misleading impression of Mikhail Khodorkovsky (August 2014). Nick Hordern seemed to have no idea of Khodorkovsky’s ... More

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22 July 2014

Just war theory

Dear Editor,

Andrew Alexandra is not persuaded by my defence of war (June–July 2014). I am not persuaded by his attack on it.

First, he compares my ‘permissive’ account of Just War Theory unfavourably with the supposed ‘orthodox’ version, which follows international law in holding that the only j ... More

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Peter Acton et al.
27 May 2014

Small talk

Dear Editor,

Your reviewer, Colin Steele, was too kind in his appraisal of Professor Helen Small’s disturbingly inadequate attempt to make a case for the humanities in her book The Value of the Humanities (May 2014 ... More

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Alison Broinowski et al.
29 April 2014
A banality of bones

Dear Editor,

Having stood in line for nearly two hours to visit the catacombs in Paris recently, I appreciate the pent-up anticipation Christine Piper felt on her visit to Tokyo, which she describes in her Calibre Prize-winning essay, ‘Unearthing ... More

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Philip Drew et al.
26 March 2014

Electricity

Dear Editor,

Brian McFarlane’s review of Michael Blakemore’s memoir of his years at the National Theatre (February 2014) reminded me of my own experience of Laurence Olivier’s performance in Long Day’s Journey into Night ... More

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Philip Drew et al.
26 February 2014

Harry Seidler and posterity

Dear Editor,

Congratulations for publishing Philip Goad’s excellent review of Helen O’Neill’s biography of Harry Seidler (February 2014), which was a complete contrast to Elizabeth Farrelly’s derogatory review in the Sydney Morning Herald (11–12 January 2014).

Goad is right to stress Seidler’s inte ... More

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