Obituary: Melbourne Festival Hall, an incalculable cultural loss for Australia

The unique and historic, cultural importance of Festival Hall should have marked it for preservation decades ago. By allowing this sale to progress, the Victorian State Government, the family Wren and Hillsong have stripped Australian’s of an irreplaceable cultural artefact. Continue reading Obituary: Melbourne Festival Hall, an incalculable cultural loss for Australia

“I, Theodore” – 2020’s US election is all just a little bit of Roman history repeating

The Roman Republic had very little in common with its modern descendant, but American political historians have always enjoyed finding common traits with their famous forebears. As the lengthy 2020 election nears its end, the divisions, the tactics, and the personalities on show allow for uncanny, ancient parallels. Continue reading “I, Theodore” – 2020’s US election is all just a little bit of Roman history repeating