Huffington’s Secrets

Journalism, Weekend Sunrise

14 September 2014

We interviewed Arianna Huffington last week.

I didn’t know much about her before I started researching, but hers was a fascinating story to learn. To me the most interesting aspect of her journey was the switch from a conservative to a liberal understanding of the world. (Andrew O’Keefe was also fascinated by this transition.) In the interview she explains what caused this shift and why it’s important for people to change their viewpoints. Amen.

P.S. You can blame me for the climate change and Greek god questions, both topics I find fascinating. As I pointed out to Andrew and he repeated to Huffington, it’s rare to find aspects of divine failure in our monotheistic religions these days.

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School Is Out!

Journalism, Opinion

“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”                 – Mark Twain

I’ve often quoted Mark Twain in jest. Now I’m realising his words are worryingly applicable. Never before have we been so economically and culturally invested in education… and never before has it been failing at the rate it is today.

Source: Data from Board of Studies NSW

Source: Data from Board of Studies NSW