The Festival of Dangerous Ideas is on again at Sydney Opera House on October 2-3 covering everything from The Right is the New Left through to that most important of questions, Are All Men Fakes?
But before we take a closer a look at the festival (tomorrow), I recall discovering a dangerous idea when I was at university studying humanities back in the early eighties.
That was a time when Australia still had an active communist party and I think most of its members were either studying or lecturing in my course.
It might also explain why one of the subjects on offer was Studies in Rebellion and I was just rebellious enough to take it.
Then while most of my comrades where sliding to the left politically or dallying deeply into capitalism, I became a Christian and began volunteering in a soup kitchen.Read More »