Category Archives: History

  1. The People Are Revolting: America on the Eve of Destruction?


    November 7, 2016 by brettdgale

    At the end of one of the more extraordinary election campaigns in political history stock is taken of the journey …
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  2. Lincoln at Gettysburg


    November 20, 2013 by brettdgale

    When one recalls that the phrase “detailed programmatic specificity” was uttered in a public speaking engagement or sees an Australian …
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  3. Why I Love the Eighties! The history of a decade in three books.


    October 19, 2013 by brettdgale

    It’s often said that if you can remember the Sixties you weren’t there.  Perhaps it should also be said that …
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  4. The Greatest American – An Australian Political Hero?


    February 10, 2013 by brettdgale

    Steven Spielberg’s bio-pic of the 16th President finally opened in Australia this week. Dealing as it does with Lincoln’s political …
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  5. Advance Australia Where?

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    January 27, 2013 by brettdgale

    It wasn’t that long ago that Australia Day was little more than a long weekend postscript, a surrogate for the …
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