Don Watson: Political leadership in Australia "In her address Gillard hinged her usual pedantry to confected inflections and a wildly veering tone. It was like watching a bad method actor. No meaning could survive such a performance."
Thursday, August 4th
The old despot and his sons faced the wrath of the nation "History will place the scenes in the Egyptian Police Academy yesterday in whole chapters, footnoted and referenced, the moment when a country proved not only that its revolution was real, but that its victims were real." (Robert Fisk)