The Age of Endarkenment Nick Cater and Brendan O’Neill
Humans are wealthier, happier and more comfortable than any previous generation thanks to science and technology. So why have we become so gloomy about the modern world and so pessimistic about the future? Why have we lost faith in the capacity of mankind to find solutions to our problems?
The Enlightenment Made Us Nick Cater
Nick Cater examines the Enlightenment ideals that helped shape our uniquely Australian culture, and asks whether the pragmatism that characterised the early colonists still exists today, or if it is in danger of being lost to political correctness.
The Annual John Bonython Lecture
What Are We Fighting For? Islamism And The Threat To Liberal Ideas
As Australia and the world at large reels in continuing shock from the atrocities and rapidly progressing state-building agenda of the Islamic State terrorist groups, liberal Western values are once again under threat.
Once again an anti-Enlightenment, anti-democratic, authoritarian movement seeks to subjugate or destroy the free peoples of the world, its ideology incompatible with liberty and peace.