Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Denis Dutton


Featured Publication

  • In Praise of Elitism 01 February 2008 | OP107
    Australian society is frequently characterised as egalitarian: belief in a ‘fair go’ for all and a love for cutting down tall poppies are canonical elements of the national character. Does our distrust of elites sometimes lead us to accept mediocrity…...
    Australian society is frequently characterised as egalitarian: belief in a ‘fair go’ for all and a love for cutting down tall poppies are canonical elements of the national character. Does our distrust of elites sometimes lead us to accept mediocrity…
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Media & Commentary

  • Hard-wired for the ups and downs 12 March 2008 | The Australian
    I'm here not to praise elitism but to understand it, not so much through a history of elites but by talking about elites in prehistory. Human beings are naturally hierarchical and they like arranging themselves into hierarchies of skill, age,…
    I'm here not to praise elitism but to understand it, not so much through a history of elites but by talking about elites in prehistory. Human beings are naturally hierarchical and they like arranging themselves into hierarchies of skill, age,…
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Publications

  • INTERVIEW: The Art Instinct 29 May 2009
    Luke Malpass talks to Denis Dutton about his new book on the evolutionary origins of our appreciation for art.
    Luke Malpass talks to Denis Dutton about his new book on the evolutionary origins of our appreciation for art.
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  • FEATURE: Green Protectionism 29 May 2002
    Behind the strident campaigns of Kyoto Protocol promoters and global warming activists lies blatant self-interest in justifying a new form of protectionism that would protect the EU's ageing industrial base while shackling competition from other countries.
    Behind the strident campaigns of Kyoto Protocol promoters and global warming activists lies blatant self-interest in justifying a new form of protectionism that would protect the EU's ageing industrial base while shackling competition from other countries.
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