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The culture of death – where are the songs? Les Cleveland

Deep Jay: Kiwis At War In Vietnam Rod Eder Tandem Press, $19.95 ISBN 0 908884 55 9 Ensor’s Endeavour Vincent Orange Grub Street, London (also available from PO Box 2319, Christchurch), $59.95, ISBN 1 898 697 043 North From Taranto:

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Issue 19 Spring 1995

Issue 19, (vol 5, no3) August 1995 Editorial, August 1995 Letters – August 1995 Les Cleveland: Rod Eder, Deep Jay: Kiwis at War in Vietnam; Vincent Orange, Ensor’s Endeavour; John Crawford, North From Taranto: New Zealand and the Liberation of

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Editorial — Issue 19

The people be praised Where were the songs the soldiers sang? Les Cleveland asks of war histories in his lead review. They could tell us much about what being in the war was really like, about how ordinary soldiers served

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Letters — Issue 19

Intervening edition Barbara Mabbett’s review of the Style Book (June 1995) makes some pertinent criticisms, as well as some others that I think arguable, or indeed contradictory, but they should be apparent to discerning readers of her review. Of more

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Not a head start, Robin Williams

Shortly after Hiroshima a contributor to the New Statesman, recalling that Lucretius, an early atomist, had taken to philosophy to escape the corruption and decadence of his time, wrote: Roman Lucretius, filled with deep disgust At superstition, politics and lust,

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The responsibility of intellectuals, Václav Havel

Some time ago a wise old man came to see me in Prague and I listened to him with admiration. Shortly afterward I heard that he had died. His name was Karl Popper. He was a world traveller who watched

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Inside the black box, Andrew Ladley

The Cabinet and Political Power in New Zealand Elizabeth McLeay Oxford University Press, $39.95 ISBN 0 19 558 312 4   As New Zealand squares for the next general election many candidates and their party leaders will be reaching for

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A tale of two votes, Nigel Roberts

Towards Consensus? The 1993 General Election in New Zealand and the Transition to Proportional Representation Jack Vowles, Peter Almer, Helena Catt, Jim Lamare and Raymond Miller Auckland University Press, $39.95 ISBN 186940 123 9   “It was the best of

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Truculent non-globalisers, Neville Bennett

In all the industrialised nations of the OECD voters seem determined to chastise politicians. Despite this pattern, commentators are continually surprised that voters are so truculent, even vindictive. In many cases, the economy and employment has been growing but electors

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Shock! Launch tows car, Peter Hilt

Deodar ‑ Search and Rescue or Law Enforcement Ian T Clarke Bateman, $39.95 ISBN 1 86953 175 2 The preservation of life and property and the detection and apprehension of offenders are two fundamental responsibilities of the police and have

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