Last updated on June 10th, 2017 at 04:37 am
The Sydney Morning Herald’s Alan Ramsey gets it wrong, as usual:
On October 29 – just four days before polling in the US election – The Lancet published, on the internet, the result of a study carried out by a research team from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore in association with researchers at Baghdad’s Al-Mustansiriya University. The study was based on a door-to-door survey in September of 8000 people in 33 randomly selected locations across Iraq and it concluded that a minimum 98,000 civilians had died in the violence, and its aftermath, since the US-led invasion 18 months earlier, in March 2003.
Superb column by Adams in the Oz mag today. Not only does he build on the visionary content of Martin Luther King’s famous speech, but surpasses its oratorical elegance with his graceful and evocative writing.
King: “I have a dream …”
Adams: “Then, bugger it, the alarm clock went off.”
Ho, ho! Former Perth blogger turned big-media sellout (and WAFL umpire) Gareth Parker was in town last week for a conference, after which we went for a drive around Sydney. He was impressed enough by the Harbour Bridge and other standard sights, but these were mere preludes to the grandest landmark of them all. “And here, next to this hotel,“ I said, driving slowly along a Paddington street, “is the home of …�?