Comment by Ron Guignard Lisa Macdonald in "The politics of postmodernism" (GLW April 20) claims that Marxism has it all over other philosophies. This is, she says, because it is scientific. For more than half a century I have seen claims like
Eldest Son: Zhou Enlai and the Making of Modern China, 1898-1976 By Han Suyin Jonathon Cape, 1994. 483 pp., $39.95 (hb) Reviewed by Phil Shannon For better or, mostly, worse, the Chinese Revolution has exerted a magical spell over many
By Alison Dellit CANBERRA — The creation of a separate ACT public service is looking even more doubtful after a mass meeting on May 25 decided to carry out an industrial campaign if outstanding demands are not met. The meeting followed an
Survey documents anti-lesbian/gay violence By Kath Gelber Violence against lesbians and gay men is "endemic" according to a report released in Victoria by Gay Men and Lesbians Against Discrimination (GLAD). The report found 70% of lesbians
ADELAIDE — The Hills Face Network has had a small victory in preventing development in this important area of the Adelaide Hills. The Development Assessment Commission has rejected plans for a $3 million residential subdivision on access and
By Susan Price BRISBANE — The Brisbane City Council has been forced to release plans for a $60 million inner-city freeway, after details were leaked to local media here last month. The joint council and state government project to construct a
By Chris Spindler May 24 was a day when the country came to the city. High winds picked up some 22 million tonnes of topsoil every six hours from the drought-stricken regions of South Australia and deposited a good portion of it over urban
'Operation Sweep' renamed By Sean Healy PERTH — Barely three weeks after declaring the suspension of "Operation Sweep", the police intend to relaunch it under the new name "Operation Family Values". "Sweep", begun in January, was
By Bronwen Beechey and Dave Holmes MELBOURNE — Last December, when the Kennett government announced that the 1996 Australian Formula One Grand Prix would be held in inner-suburban Albert Park, the media did their best to provide an
Whose magazines? The battle for shares of the women's magazine market is on. And the field is full — there's New Idea, Woman's Day, New Weekly, That's Life, Who Weekly (essentially a pure gossip column but, interestingly, classified as a


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