June 30th 2001


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Editorial :Winning elections ... or governing the country?

Canberra observed - Beazley falters in pre-election " phoney war"

Economics - Industry policy where to now?

National affairs - One.Tel collapse- shades of Fawlty Towers

Straws in the Wind

Clark allegations leave political players lost for words

Barley deregulation - Victorian ALP backs agribusiness

The Media

Letter: Insurance failures - who should pay?

Raymond Aron - an idealist with common sense

Hague self-destructs: so why won't the Tory Party?

17,000 US scientists say greenhouse theory wrong

New opportunities in life issues debate

Out of Ireland

Is news what the Big Six say it is?

60th anniversary of Baltic deportations

Film - Pearl Harbor, a film that will live in infamy

Books promotion page

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Raymond Aron - an idealist with common sense


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News Weekly, June 30, 2001

Raymond Aron's famous work The Opium of the Intellectuals has been re-released 45 years after it was first published in France. American critic Roger Kimball explains that Aron's great virtue - common sense - is as rare today as it was in the French intellectual maelstrom of the 1950s.

To read this article in full go to http://www.newcriterion.com/archive/19/may01/opium.htm




























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