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Against cupidity, Ian Johnstone

Five Holocausts Derek J Wilson Steele Roberts, $59.95, ISBN 1877228419 It’s been a drawn-out business preparing this review. For the first week after the great volume (472 pages long) bumped through the letterbox, it sat on the window sill, glowering…
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Coups and kava, Ian Johnstone

Kava in the blood Peter Thomson Tandem Press, $24.95, ISBN 1 877178 54 3 Peter Thomson is passionate about the country where he was born, Fiji, and compassionate towards his countrymen – much more so than they deserve, when you…
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The dumbing-down of TVNZ, Bill Southworth

Stand and Deliver Ian Johnstone Cape Catley, $29.95 ISBN 0 90856170 9 A story is doing the rounds that a producer recently proposed a documentary on poverty to one of our television networks. He/she wanted to record the daily struggles…
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