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  1. Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism

    Posted Sep 04th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb Peace Kills: America's Fun New Imperialism by P.J. O'Rourke Picador, $165 P.J. O'Rourke is what's wrong with liberals in the US, and pretty much everywhere else. Unlike him, they take things too seriously. In Peace Kills, he documents all the idiocies of the Republicans and the sheer dumbness of many of their policies, in this case their near ...

  2. Lost Worlds- What Have We Lost, & Where Did It Go?

    Posted Sep 25th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... too are 'America, the Idea of' and 'Democracy'. Find out what happened to 'God', 'Noddy' and 'Mother'. Although the body of the book is about ...

  3. Different strokes

    Posted Jul 28th 2005, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... amount of attention to work by home-grown filmmakers. Nestling among the films from abroad were a number of movies by America's fast-growing community of Asian-American (AA) filmmakers. This year's centrepiece presentation was Michael Kang's The Motel, a drama about a Chinese-American trying to understand where he fits into white suburban America. The festival also runs a number ...

  4. It's tough going for China Team in cup prep

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Laurie Fullerton

    ... of America's Cup challenge. The 11th-hour challenger, whose syndicate is headed by Beijing businessman Wang Chaoyong, finished last overall on Sunday following an intense two weeks of racing ... to go.' Wang caught the sailing bug a year ago and this past spring formed a partnership with the French team Le Defi, who had challenged for the America's Cup in Auckland in 2003. ...

  5. Rein in your own radical preachers, America

    Posted Aug 30th 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... religious persuasions. In this instance, as a matter of fact, Robertson is nothing less than the leader of America's largest evangelical Christian group. He is also a televangelist, ... as 'inappropriate'. The Christian Right in America has to put a lid on its nuts, just as the west rightly asks Islam to get a handle on its own crazies. Remember the anti-Islamic remarks of Lieutenant-General ...

  6. One big, happy family

    Posted Oct 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate An admittedly general but perhaps not insignificant consensus in America on the necessary future direction of US foreign policy appears finally to be emerging- and not a moment ... of the Berlin Wall. But whoever said America was that quick? If the direction proves as sensible as it would appear to be right now, it was well worth waiting for. The new foreign-policy consensus might ...

  7. Missing the point

    Posted Aug 17th 2005, 12:00am by Claude Adams

    ... Claude Adams, Vancouver The tiny smudge of a Caribbean country called Haiti has been Canada's primary foreign policy preoccupation in the western hemisphere for 20 years. We've poured money, material and manpower into the troubled island since t ...

  8. America's Cup race sought as build-up for Olympics

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Kin-wa in Qingdao Officials are trying to bring a preliminary race of the America's Cup to Chinese waters as part of their build-up for hosting the sailing events of the 2008 ... sailing events in order to gather more experience before the games. The 10th and final preliminary race- known as an Act- of the 32nd America's Cup Challenge, which will be held in Valencia ...

  9. America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism

    Posted Nov 27th 2005, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism by Anatol Lieven Harper Perennial, $144 'Most American values are not bad in and of themselves,' ... to understand, or even recognise, others' interests. America Right or Wrong is a well-written, well-researched analysis of the factors driving the US towards disaster in the Middle East ...

  10. The two faces of America

    Posted Dec 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... the accused. Before September 11, 2001, much of the world saw the United States as a global force that defended democracy over tyranny. At least, that was the image America wanted to project, and it had the moral currency to do so. That currency is now all but spent, foolishly squandered by an administration that has, in a few short years, changed the image of America ...




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