Martin O'Donnell responds to this Michael Wesley post:
Regarding Michael Wesley's keynote address to the University Australia Conference — which I found a very enlightening read — I was reminded of two other pieces I had come across earlier this month. One was a radio interview with Peter Martin, in which many similar, hard to qualify issues regarding a kind of modern Western middle class contentment, resulting in a lack of social vigour, are discussed.
This sentence in Michael Wesley's recent contribution to the Australia in the Asian Century discussion prodded my mind: 'Far from becoming defunct, "Asia" is becoming ever more relevant as a source of self-evaluation for the societi... Read Post
Dr Geoff Randal responds to Martine Letts' piece on Allan Gyngell's recent speech, 'What happened to diplomacy?': A good summary of what was an interesting address. Before you get into diplomacy, you need to want to get on with thos... Read Post
Harry Gelber, an Honorary Research Associate at the University of Tasmania, writes: I am intrigued by Michael Wesley's suggestion of new patterns of cooperation/institutionalisation in Asia, Africa and Latin America. I offer a few r... Read Post