Gideon Haigh


Gideon Haigh



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The nelson touch

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Research funding: The new censorship

Auditory hallucinations

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As the barbecue sizzled at a Thursday-night training session of the Yarras a few weeks ago, the club secretary produced a bulging envelope from Cricket Victoria. When no cheque fell out, we almost lost interest. But hang on: what was this? An expensive-looking …

Comment

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This month, Australia celebrates the sesquicentenary of its system of the secret ballot, the so-called ‘Australian ballot’, which swept and revolutionised the democratic world. Actually, ‘celebrates’ is the wrong word. Nobody seems too bothered. …

Infomation idol

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How Google is making us stupid

Beach boy

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In the Australian team of which he is the oldest, most experienced and comfortably most famous member, Shane Warne is the great decomplicator. People tangle themselves in theories, he complains, when cricket is a simple game. Batsmen should block the …

‘Mao: The Unknown Story’ by Jung Chang & Jon Halliday

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In a 1970 interview with a favoured apologist, Mao Tse-Tung described himself in Chinese as literally “a man without law or limit”. This self-assessment was rendered in English as “a lone monk”. Similarly sympathetic mistranslation of his motives …

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