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Item725 Bases of Power. "The Sorrows of Empire" by Chalmers Johnson. [review](Australian Book Review, 2004-05) Altman, DennisChalmers Johnson, who began his career in the US Navy and became a consultant to the CIA, is one of the most respected American experts on East Asia and international affairs. Over the past few years, he has emerged as a significant academic critic of the Bush administration, and what he sees as a dangerously reckless escalation of US imperialism and militarism.
ItemBush's Barbecue. "Howard's War" by Alison Broinowski [review](Australian Book Review, 2003-10) Altman, DennisTo write a political polemic requires both acidic wit and the ability to recognise the limits of one’s case, neither of which is Broinowski’s forte. Her case is stronger now than when, a few months ago, she finished what must have been a remarkable feat of quick writing, and her warnings that the war will only unleash greater discontents and suffering seem prescient. I am in agreement with at least eighty per cent of her critique. Still, reading "Howard’s War" left me strangely dissatisfied.
ItemThe Future of an Illusion: Superstition and Idolatry. [essay](Australian Book Review, 2003-06) Altman, DennisThis essay explores the role of institutionalised religion in modern society, and particularly its role in justifying political or social action. It concludes that, given the dangerous conflicts in the world today, 'ultimately, religion does more harm than it does good.'
ItemGender Agenda in the 21st Century(Radio Adelaide, 2003) Altman, Dennis ; Bryson, Lois ; Schussler Fiorenza, Elisabeth ; Maushart, Susan ; Rayner, Moira ; Marr, David ; Adelaide Festival CorporationAdelaide Festival of Ideas session, Bonython Hall, 11:30am, Saturday 12 July, 2003. Chaired by David Marr.
ItemLetter from New York.(Australian Book Review, 2002-06) Altman, DennisDid September 11 reinforce the centrality of New York in the global imaginary, or did it, rather, mark the symbolic end of New York as the centre of the world? In a perverse way, it seems to have done both: the assault on the World Trade Towers was clearly an assault on the symbols of global capital, but it also showed that even hegemonic powers are vulnerable. Americans speak of their loss of innocence, echoing the rhetoric of previous shocks — the Cuban missile crisis, the war in Vietnam — but the world they inhabit is rather different from that of the Cold War. It is unlikely that any country has ever enjoyed such unrivalled economic and military power while remaining so untouched by the world they dominate. The paradox is that the country most responsible for promoting globalisation is at the same time the country least touched by the flow of ideas that globalisation represents.
ItemPlague(Radio Adelaide, 2003) Altman, Dennis ; Dow, Unity ; O'Hanlon, Redmond ; Stanley, Fiona ; Baum, Fran ; Adelaide Festival CorporationAdelaide Festival of Ideas session, Elder Hall, 4:30pm, Friday 11 July, 2003. Chaired by Fran Baum.
ItemWhat is sexual liberation in the age of AIDS?(Radio Adelaide, 2003) Altman, Dennis ; Purcell, Ian ; Adelaide Festival CorporationAdelaide Festival of Ideas session, Brookman Hall, 12:00pm, Sunday 13 July, 2003. Chaired by Ian Purcell.