Why no outrage?

The excel­lent @samirvama asked me, today, why Aus­tralians seem not to have react­ed with out­rage to their government’s report­ed abus­es of per­son­al lib­er...

Not all about the WTO

Years ago, in the ear­ly 2000’s, the WTO hired me to write sev­er­al books about the Organ­i­sa­tion and the treaties. I still some­times get a request, althoug...

What happened to the Moon?

July 20, 1969… Fifty years! A life­time ago, the Moon land­ing seemed like a new hori­zon. But it wasn’t. On the twen­ti­eth anniver­sary of the Apol­lo 11 Moon...

Time to reassess eugenics?

Eugen­ics is an ancient idea with a ter­ri­ble mod­ern rep­u­ta­tion. Is that rep­u­ta­tion now irrrelevant? [A dis­cus­sion paper for a talk I gave in 2015: re...