Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Nick Cater


Featured Publication

  • The Enlightenment Made Us 23 October 2014 | OP136
    Nick Cater examines the Enlightenment ideals that helped shape our uniquely Australian culture. He argues that with a focus on progress and practicality, ‘the great southern continent’s primitive landscape would be a laboratory for the Enlightenment’s bold experiment of applied…...
    Nick Cater examines the Enlightenment ideals that helped shape our uniquely Australian culture. He argues that with a focus on progress and practicality, ‘the great southern continent’s primitive landscape would be a laboratory for the Enlightenment’s bold experiment of applied…
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Media & Commentary

  • Diary changes agenda 15 April 2014 | The Australian
    Hats off to Bob Carr. Within days of publication, Diary of a Foreign Minister has changed the agenda at the Ade­laide Institute’s home page, an ­accomplishment that has eluded human rights lawyers for years. Carr’s claims about the power of…
    Hats off to Bob Carr. Within days of publication, Diary of a Foreign Minister has changed the agenda at the Ade­laide Institute’s home page, an ­accomplishment that has eluded human rights lawyers for years. Carr’s claims about the power of…
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  • Sealing of ballot boxes brings end to ‘phony war’ 05 April 2014 | The Australian
    In his January 2012 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made a brief excursion across the ideological aisle. “I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That government should do for people only what they cannot do better by…
    In his January 2012 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made a brief excursion across the ideological aisle. “I believe what Republican Abraham Lincoln believed: That government should do for people only what they cannot do better by…
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  • Like it or not, national character owes much to the mother country 15 February 2014 | The Australian
    It is safe to assume that the academics responsible for the Australian Curriculum would disagree with Daniel Hannan's proposition that the English-speaking people are blessed with an exceptional virtue. Hannan, as it turns out, disagrees with national curriculums, and says…
    It is safe to assume that the academics responsible for the Australian Curriculum would disagree with Daniel Hannan's proposition that the English-speaking people are blessed with an exceptional virtue. Hannan, as it turns out, disagrees with national curriculums, and says…
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Publications

  • The Age of Endarkenment 23 October 2014 | OP137
    Humans have never had it so good. We are wealthier, happier and more comfortable than any previous generation thanks to the march of science and technology. So why have we become so gloomy about the modern world and so pessimistic about the future? Why have we convinced ourselves that Earth’s…...
    Humans have never had it so good. We are wealthier, happier and more comfortable than any previous generation thanks to the march of science and technology. So why have we become so gloomy about the modern world and so pessimistic about the future? Why have we convinced ourselves that Earth’s…
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  • Conversation with Daniel Hannan 14 February 2014
    Nick Cater in conversation with Daniel Hannan MEP February, 2014 Daniel Hannan is one of the leading intellectual forces in British politics. The clarity of his ideas and sharp rhetorical skills have earned him a remarkably high profile for a Member of the European Parliament. Hannan’s speech attacking former Labor…...
    Nick Cater in conversation with Daniel Hannan MEP February, 2014 Daniel Hannan is one of the leading intellectual forces in British politics. The clarity of his ideas and sharp rhetorical skills have earned him a remarkably high profile for a Member of the European Parliament. Hannan’s speech attacking former Labor…
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