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Colossus by Niall Ferguson: Reviews

I am reading this book at the moment and I am impressed. I am also impressed with the review site above, where you can follow positive and negative substantial reviews of what is a disarmingly entertaining and very erudite history. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 7, 2005 in book reviews, British, culture wars, History, Top read, writers

 

USU Online – the University of Sydney Union Website

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I get confused easily. There is the organisation above (click the picture) and there are two other organisations as well. The above, it seems to me, is in no way analogous to a trade union. That second link offers a world-wide and historical perspective. When I was at Uni I did not avail myself of all the Union’s offerings, though I certainly used a lot of the discounts. I used also to have these fantasies, which I often indulged, of being in a Club, rather like the ones I had read about in things like Sherlock Holmes. I did not take up smoking a pipe or cigars or drinking port, but I came close. Indeed, I suspect the Sydney University Union was an imitation of The Oxford Union; even the architecture of the older Sydney University Union buildings seems to be in imitation — see pic, which is Oxford.

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Posted by on September 7, 2005 in Australia and Australian, culture wars, education, ex-students and coachees, generational change, industrial relations, local, Political, reminiscing, right wing politics, Salt Mine, teeth