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Binoy Kampmark

Binoy Kampmark was a Commonwealth Scholar at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He currently lectures at RMIT University, Melbourne and blogs at Oz Moses.

Author's website: Oz Moses


 
The tyranny of fashion: shredding Banksy
The Arts - 22/10/2018 - 1 comment
Embassy disappearances: Jamal Khashoggi and the foreign policy web
International - 19/10/2018 - 7 comments
Orson Welles, broadcasts and fake news
The Arts - 11/10/2018 - 6 comments
Augmenting brains: Google turns twenty
Law & Liberties - 2/10/2018 - 1 comment
Parasitic and irrelevant: the university vice chancellor
Education - 26/09/2018 - 16 comments
Deplatforming Germaine Greer
Law & Liberties - 20/09/2018 - 15 comments
Doctrines of impunity: John Bolton and the ICC
Law & Liberties - 14/09/2018 - 5 comments
The natural enemy: Serena Williams and the sporting umpire
Sport - 12/09/2018 - 20 comments
Repudiating the global commons: Trump’s militarisation of space
International - 3/09/2018 - 3 comments
Ambushing Pope Francis: the accusations of Cardinal Viganò
Religion & Spirituality - 30/08/2018 - 3 comments
Sodding the Australian voter: accidental prime ministers and political indulgence
Domestic Politics - 27/08/2018 - 15 comments
Charisma and banality: Kofi Annan and the UN
International - 22/08/2018 - 2 comments
Readying knives: the mortality of Australian prime ministers
Domestic Politics - 21/08/2018 - 10 comments
Using the burka: Boris Johnson’s bid for popularity
Law & Liberties - 15/08/2018 - 39 comments
The non-university and the manager
Education - 10/08/2018 - 7 comments
Trillion dollar companies: the Apple empire and concentrated markets
Science & Technology - 9/08/2018 - 6 comments
The lasting condition: drought in Australia
Nation Building - 7/08/2018 - 9 comments
The death of the investigative journalist: Channel Nine’s takeover of Fairfax
Media - 2/08/2018 - 15 comments
Soft Brexits and hard realities: the Tory revolt
International - 11/07/2018 - 6 comments
The lures of kleptocracy: Malaysia's Najib condition
International - 6/07/2018
Defeat in Sochi: Australia’s World Cup campaign ends
Sport - 28/06/2018 - 6 comments
The food of movement: Anthony Bourdain's Universal Eater
Society - 12/06/2018 - 3 comments
Elite atrocities: Australia's Special Forces in Afghanistan
Law & Liberties - 11/06/2018 - 17 comments
Universities, branding and Saudi Arabia
Education - 31/05/2018 - 2 comments
A very republican sickness: loving royal weddings
Society - 21/05/2018 - 3 comments
The commercial heavens: the new Australian space agency
Science & Technology - 16/05/2018 - 3 comments
'Return of the Mummy': Mahathir Mohamad and the Malaysian elections
International - 11/05/2018 - 8 comments
Sugar demons, sweet lobbies and taxes
Health - 2/05/2018 - 7 comments
Enoch Powell: blood speeches and anniversaries
Law & Liberties - 26/04/2018 - 4 comments
Admiring Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg goes before congress
Media - 13/04/2018 - 20 comments
Indulgent violence: the legacy of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
International - 9/04/2018 - 4 comments
The temptations of ball tampering: Steve Smith's Australian team in South Africa
Sport - 26/03/2018 - 8 comments
The ease of accusation: the Skripal affair
International - 23/03/2018 - 26 comments
Fictional free trade and permanent protectionism: Donald Trump's economic orthodoxy
Economics - 22/03/2018 - 5 comments
John Brennan's Trump problem
International - 21/03/2018 - 1 comment
Art and exploitation: Ai Weiwei, dissidence and the refugee crisis
The Arts - 14/03/2018
Bullied relations: Australia, East Timor and natural resources
International - 9/03/2018 - 5 comments
Weaponising rumour: Australia's new political sensitivity
Domestic Politics - 5/03/2018 - 12 comments
Arming educators: Trump, gun violence and schools
International - 26/02/2018 - 16 comments
George Brandis, the rule of law and populism
Law & Liberties - 15/02/2018 - 4 comments
Outing the US empire: Trump's military parade
International - 12/02/2018 - 9 comments
Big power diversions: Olympic diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula
International - 22/01/2018 - 2 comments
Gangs, race and Melbourne
Law & Liberties - 4/01/2018 - 19 comments
Journeying to the DMZ
International - 29/12/2017 - 4 comments
The ‘Me Too’ movement, sexual politics and unnatural justice
Law & Liberties - 18/12/2017 - 25 comments
The ‘Me Too’ movement, sexual politics and unnatural justice
Law & Liberties - 15/12/2017 - 32 comments
Hopes and nightmares over crypto currencies
Economics - 11/12/2017 - 5 comments
Milo in Australia: Yiannopoulous, free speech and violence
Law & Liberties - 8/12/2017 - 16 comments
Hopes and nightmares over crypto currencies
Economics - 6/12/2017 - 8 comments
The rhetorical trap: North Korea as 'state sponsor of terrorism'
International - 28/11/2017 - 13 comments
A new movement of rights and the right in Australia
Law & Liberties - 22/11/2017 - 6 comments
Idiot voters and trolling the Internet: Russia, social media giants and US elections
International - 15/11/2017 - 8 comments
Fixations of propriety: the Manus closure scandal
Law & Liberties - 13/11/2017 - 25 comments
Why WikiLeaks was right: rigging the democratic way
International - 7/11/2017 - 13 comments
Strafing parliament: Australia's High Court citizenship ruling
Law & Liberties - 30/10/2017 - 16 comments
When conspiracies meet: Donald Trump and the JFK files
International - 24/10/2017 - 5 comments
The trans-Tasman spat show: New Zealand-Australian tensions
International - 23/10/2017 - 14 comments
Vengeful in defeat: Hillary Clinton fantasises about WikiLeaks
International - 18/10/2017 - 20 comments
Kurdistan's referendum gamble
International - 3/10/2017 - 4 comments
The intolerance of tolerance: Tony Abbott's head butt episode
Law & Liberties - 26/09/2017 - 11 comments
Energy chaos in Australia: closing the Liddell Power Station
Economics - 14/09/2017 - 24 comments
Durable conspiracies: twenty years after Princess Diana's death
Society - 4/09/2017 - 5 comments
Resting Sea Shepherd: a pause in the whale war saga
Environment - 30/08/2017 - 18 comments
Lying about citizenship: Australian politicians before the high court
Law & Liberties - 28/08/2017 - 26 comments
The long, long story: 'Principled Realism', Trump and Afghanistan
International - 24/08/2017 - 4 comments
The burka comes to parliament: Pauline Hanson's panto
Religion & Spirituality - 21/08/2017 - 47 comments
Breaking the seal: child abuse and the confessional
Law & Liberties - 18/08/2017 - 26 comments
A plague on parliament: Australia's citizenship crisis
Law & Liberties - 16/08/2017 - 6 comments
Believing in deterrence: responding to North Korea
International - 14/08/2017 - 4 comments
Memories of futility: the Passchendaele method of war
International - 9/08/2017 - 7 comments
Reviving the cult of Princess Diana
Media - 2/08/2017 - 15 comments
The passing of Mr Football: Les Murray, Australia and the world game
Sport - 1/08/2017 - 1 comment
Mum did it: the Canavan argument, citizenship and the Australian constitution
Law & Liberties - 28/07/2017 - 11 comments
Slaying in Minneapolis: Justine Damond, shooting cultures and race
Law & Liberties - 26/07/2017 - 5 comments
Archaic obstacles: Australia, parliament and dual citizenship
Law & Liberties - 21/07/2017 - 56 comments
Barclays in hot water: the Qatar connection
Economics - 23/06/2017 - 5 comments
Teasing Theresa: the EU, Brexit and the British Elections
International - 16/06/2017 - 12 comments
James Comey's testimony
International - 13/06/2017 - 36 comments
Dreams of detention
Law & Liberties - 12/06/2017 - 21 comments
Terror as opportunity: exploiting the London attacks
Law & Liberties - 8/06/2017 - 10 comments
Predictable exits: Trump and the Paris agreement
Environment - 5/06/2017 - 9 comments
Forrest donations and false charity
Economics - 1/06/2017 - 10 comments
Coral Sea mythology: Malcolm Turnbull's fictions
International - 11/05/2017 - 32 comments
Ice and busts: the lost war on drugs in Australia
Law & Liberties - 7/04/2017 - 14 comments
The demon drink and cricket sponsorship
Sport - 27/03/2017 - 6 comments
Free speech confusions: Australia's Q&A program
Law & Liberties - 17/03/2017 - 16 comments
It did not take much to see Parliament being fetishised, the sacred cow., the bulwark against an evil European bureaucracy
International - 3/02/2017 - 11 comments
Ignored ironies: women, protest and Donald Trump
International - 24/01/2017 - 62 comments
Pathological terror: health fears ahead of Trump's inauguration
International - 19/01/2017 - 7 comments
Cities of sickness: pollution, dementia and the modern condition
Health - 10/01/2017 - 10 comments
From white to black: the colours of Brexit
International - 20/12/2016 - 1 comment
The passing of a sharp tongue: the glorious hatchet of AA Gill
Media - 15/12/2016 - 3 comments
Baggy green woes: the crisis of Australian cricket
Sport - 23/11/2016 - 2 comments
Fantasies of impeachment and protest: continued misreadings of Donald Trump
International - 17/11/2016 - 8 comments
Waking up in Trumpland: the new USA
International - 10/11/2016 - 5 comments
Propositions, measures and the presidency: voting American style
International - 9/11/2016 - 5 comments
Nobel confusion: Ramos-Horta, Trump and world disorder
International - 28/10/2016 - 15 comments
Risk, danger and cricket: the death of Phillip Hughes
Sport - 17/10/2016 - 6 comments
Bartering on refugees: the Costa Rica solution
International - 23/09/2016 - 6 comments
Australia's global 'exit': tribalism and international institutions
International - 16/09/2016 - 41 comments
The value of false expectations: Islamic State, lone wolf attacks, and Australia
International - 9/09/2016 - 15 comments
Stretching the kill chain: Malcolm Turnbull, the ADF and Islamic State
Law & Liberties - 5/09/2016 - 7 comments
Closing Manus Island's detention centre: the search for alternative cruelties
Law & Liberties - 22/08/2016 - 23 comments
Refugee trauma on Nauru: the leaked incident reports
Law & Liberties - 11/08/2016 - 13 comments
Proposed indefinite detention laws in Australia
Law & Liberties - 9/08/2016 - 22 comments
Rubbishing Pauline Hanson: the campaign continues
Domestic Politics - 3/08/2016 - 20 comments
Kevin Rudd's failed UN Secretary General bid
International - 29/07/2016 - 18 comments
The Northern Territory, torture, and Australia's detention disease
Law & Liberties - 28/07/2016 - 41 comments
Australia's Malcolm Turnbull: the failure of success
Domestic Politics - 20/07/2016 - 1 comment
The virtues of hung parliaments
Political Philosophy - 7/07/2016 - 8 comments
Rubbishing Brexit: post-referendum malevolence in action
International - 27/06/2016 - 3 comments
Clipping academic freedom: Australian university management
Law & Liberties - 15/06/2016 - 13 comments
Investigating the banksters
Law & Liberties - 13/04/2016 - 7 comments
Diminishing democracy: the Australian senate changes
Political Philosophy - 7/03/2016 - 12 comments
Australia, terrorism and throwing away the key
Law & Liberties - 17/12/2015 - 28 comments
Paris, the terrorists' magnet
Political Philosophy - 16/11/2015 - 53 comments
Paying the problem: Australia and the people smuggling industry
Law & Liberties - 2/11/2015 - 30 comments
The fall of Tony Abbott
Domestic Politics - 15/09/2015 - 11 comments
Abbott's Syrian refugee solution
International - 9/09/2015 - 20 comments
Closing in: Tony Abbott and the electoral letter of suicide
Domestic Politics - 17/08/2015 - 24 comments
Paying the people smugglers: the Abbott Government joins the industry
Law & Liberties - 15/06/2015 - 11 comments
The Alan Bond principle: how greed and capital triumph
Society - 9/06/2015 - 8 comments
Citizenship and terrorism: the Abbott recipe
Law & Liberties - 2/06/2015 - 56 comments
The failings of capital punishment: Indonesia executes the traffickers
Law & Liberties - 30/04/2015 - 14 comments
Richie Benaud and cricket’s broadcasting life
Sport - 11/04/2015 - 1 comment
Malcolm Fraser and the politics of ruthlessness
Domestic Politics - 23/03/2015 - 4 comments
David Hicks and the death of a legal system
Law & Liberties - 20/02/2015 - 72 comments
Permanent dysfunctionalism: Australia's leadership disease
Domestic Politics - 10/02/2015 - 24 comments
Cruelty in PNG: hunger strike on Manus Island
Law & Liberties - 22/01/2015 - 55 comments
Exaggerating the terror genie: reflections on a fake sheik
Law & Liberties - 17/12/2014 - 131 comments
They are coming for you: ASIO, surveillance and Australia's new security laws
Law & Liberties - 29/09/2014 - 45 comments
Team Australia: from bad fashion to bad politics
Domestic Politics - 1/09/2014 - 84 comments
The benefits of war: Afghan helpers and Abbott’s 'discrete settlement' program
Law & Liberties - 5/06/2014 - 6 comments
ICAC: purpose without follow through
Law & Liberties - 15/05/2014 - 4 comments
Top Gear in the soup: Clarkson, nursery rhymes and political correctness
Law & Liberties - 7/05/2014 - 10 comments
Terror, laws and oversight: mixed blessings of the National Security Monitor
Law & Liberties - 26/03/2014 - 6 comments
A question of accountability: credit rating agencies, investments and councils
Law & Liberties - 6/03/2014 - 4 comments
The demon of Transfield: sponsorship, the arts and detention centres
Law & Liberties - 3/03/2014 - 14 comments
Business models and preventing asylum: the death of Reza Berati
Law & Liberties - 26/02/2014 - 24 comments
Breaching sovereignty: Australia, Indonesia and the law of the sea
International - 21/02/2014 - 35 comments
Toyota, closures and protectionism
Economics - 13/02/2014 - 29 comments
Emasculating the public broadcaster: Tony Abbott and the ABC
Media - 10/02/2014 - 28 comments
Free speech battles: narrowing racial vilification in Australia
Law & Liberties - 13/11/2013 - 27 comments
The mess of marriage equality: the ACT and the constitution
Law & Liberties - 1/11/2013 - 20 comments
Bikie laws sicken civil liberties
Law & Liberties - 29/10/2013 - 20 comments
A parliament of leakers: WikiLeaks and the new vision
Political Philosophy - 9/08/2013 - 6 comments
Farewell to Gillard, enter the old
Domestic Politics - 27/06/2013 - 15 comments
Angelina Jolie: breasts, celebrity and choice
Society - 16/05/2013 - 8 comments
Economic blockade and WikiLeaks: Iceland and beyond
International - 30/04/2013 - 1 comment
Suspected but not charged: the Rolf Harris problem
Law & Liberties - 23/04/2013 - 21 comments
Rough paternalism: the Conroy media proposals
Law & Liberties - 19/03/2013 - 4 comments
Loathing democracy: knifing the electorate's wishes
Domestic Politics - 8/03/2013 - 6 comments
Horse spotted in Lasagne: British food insecurity
Health - 15/02/2013 - 6 comments
Must be Indian: human settlement in Australia
Indigenous Affairs - 21/01/2013 - 16 comments
The problem of gun control: the myth of American uniqueness
Law & Liberties - 20/12/2012 - 25 comments
Operation Pillar of Defence: death via social media
International - 21/11/2012 - 8 comments
Good bile and bad: tolerating Alan Jones
Media - 3/10/2012 - 24 comments
Paper king of the Gray Lady: Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
Media - 2/10/2012
Medal madness and sporting myopia: Australia's misery continues
Sport - 8/08/2012 - 2 comments
Star gazing and politics: battling for the Square Kilometre Array
Science & Technology - 29/05/2012 - 6 comments
Bungling over Mladic: The Tribunal’s ‘unpleasant surprise’
International - 21/05/2012
Strings of power: Rupert Murdoch and the Leveson Inquiry
Media - 30/04/2012 - 7 comments
The burdens of history: remembering Sarajevo
International - 10/04/2012
George Galloway and his own British Spring
International - 3/04/2012 - 16 comments
Farewell to print: remodelling the Encyclopaedia Britannica
Media - 19/03/2012
Dingos and babies
Society - 28/02/2012 - 4 comments
Monuments to 'Reason': De Botton's temple exercise
Religion & Spirituality - 21/02/2012 - 21 comments
The farce of protection: humans, human rights, and Syria
International - 20/02/2012 - 2 comments
The Wikipedia Blackout: Congress and digital erasure
Media - 20/01/2012 - 4 comments
Murderous marines: the Wuterich trial
Law & Liberties - 18/01/2012 - 6 comments
Absurdity and truth: the passing of Václav Havel
International - 21/12/2011 - 2 comments
In Russian politics there is method in their acting
International - 12/12/2011 - 1 comment
Assassins of Memory: The problem with targeting Bin Laden
Media - 16/11/2011 - 5 comments
Globalising the Occupation: Wall Street and the world
Economics - 14/10/2011 - 3 comments
A continuing debate? Protectionism and free trade in Australia
September 2011 Feature - 21/09/2011 - 2 comments
Taking the Vatican to the cleaners: the ICC lawsuit
Law & Liberties - 15/09/2011 - 8 comments
Happy anniversary: ten years of the US Security State
International - 11/09/2011 - 5 comments
The fall of the Malaysian solution: The High Court decision
Law & Liberties - 1/09/2011 - 10 comments
Looting in London: the end of the social contract
International - 11/08/2011 - 56 comments
The virtues of being mad: Anders Breivik and Europe's exoneration
Political Philosophy - 28/07/2011 - 7 comments
The passing of Dr Death: The Kevorkian legacy
Law & Liberties - 13/06/2011
Food Wars: Denmark’s War on Marmite
International - 8/06/2011 - 7 comments
The capture of Ratko Mladic
International - 30/05/2011 - 1 comment
Eurovision in Düsseldorf: From Magic Men to Haba Haba
Humour & Satire - 17/05/2011
Osama Bin Laden, dead and alive
International - 2/05/2011 - 16 comments
The travails of space: the Gagarin adventure
International - 13/04/2011 - 3 comments
Heading to the bottom: the NSW elections
March 2011 Feature - 22/03/2011
The Tucson killings: the battle over mind
International - 13/01/2011 - 4 comments
Julian Assange, WikiLeaks and the virtues of secrecy
Media - 16/12/2010
High Court restores rights to refugees
Law & Liberties - 12/11/2010 - 30 comments
Muddled over Banksy: street art in Melbourne
The Arts - 6/10/2010 - 3 comments
Going Mad in New Delhi: The Commonwealth Games in Crisis
Sport - 27/09/2010 - 8 comments
‘Clairvoyant crime busters’: using psychic powers in policing
Law & Liberties - 23/08/2010 - 34 comments
‘The canary in the coal mine’: the Israeli Lobby in San Francisco
International - 1/07/2010 - 12 comments
Rotten in Victoria: The Carl Williams Case
Law & Liberties - 28/04/2010 - 1 comment
Tasmanian Greens and the terror of coalitions
Domestic Politics - 24/03/2010 - 13 comments
Trouble at 'The Lancet': Wakefield and the medical profession
Science & Technology - 10/02/2010 - 2 comments
When men do stare at goats
The Arts - 9/12/2009
Don’t give us your wretched ... this is Australia
Political Philosophy - 2/11/2009 - 26 comments
S*xing the politician: the Della Bosca scandal
Domestic Politics - 11/09/2009 - 3 comments
Sporting violence in Oz: the acceptable vice
Sport - 7/08/2009 - 5 comments
The same old story: torture and accountability
Law & Liberties - 1/05/2009 - 13 comments
Disestablishment and worried Anglicans
Law & Liberties - 21/04/2009 - 8 comments
The politics of empathy: David Cameron and Ivan’s death
International - 2/03/2009 - 1 comment
The perils of Gaza: Israel and Hamas
International - 8/01/2009 - 8 comments
Death of a friend: the end of 'The Religion Report'
Religion & Spirituality - 30/10/2008 - 19 comments
How not to understand anti-Americanism
International - 4/09/2008 - 9 comments
Beyond apology?
International - 22/08/2008 - 3 comments
Olympia and Hetty
The Arts - 18/07/2008 - 20 comments
Voting at York: women bishops and the Anglican Church
Religion & Spirituality - 11/07/2008 - 7 comments
The progress of defeat: the withdrawal of Australian forces
International - 10/06/2008 - 11 comments
Fearing reality: Bill Henson and the Australian wowser
The Arts - 29/05/2008 - 43 comments
UFOs, ufology and the British public
Society - 23/05/2008 - 7 comments
Beauty and whiteness: the Indian Premier League
Sport - 2/05/2008 - 5 comments
Boycott or abolition? The politics behind the Beijing Olympiad
Sport - 15/04/2008 - 13 comments
Socialism for the rich: the unwise free market
Economics - 31/03/2008 - 4 comments
When ethics don’t matter: Kerviel and Société Générale
Economics - 31/01/2008 - 4 comments
The American Primaries: the US Presidential race so far
International - 22/01/2008 - 5 comments
A sorry responsibility
Political Philosophy - 29/11/2007 - 18 comments
Eyes wide shut
Domestic Politics - 9/11/2007 - 6 comments
Environmental Gore: A Nobel Argument
International - 22/10/2007 - 1 comment
Hunting in the Algarve: the Madeleine disappearing act
International - 17/09/2007 - 5 comments
Gordon Ramsay and the death of gastronomy
Society - 4/09/2007
Giving good face
Media - 17/08/2007 - 2 comments
The inventiveness of John Howard - the SIM card terror case
Domestic Politics - 23/07/2007 - 47 comments
Boycotting the Academy
International - 2/07/2007 - 15 comments
How to become a conspiracy theorist
June 2007 Feature - 14/06/2007 - 18 comments
American re-visions: it’s all about us
International - 6/06/2007 - 14 comments
When massacres are normal: guns and Virginia Tech
International - 18/04/2007 - 22 comments
Was it legal? The Howard Government’s handling of MV Tampa
International - 15/01/2002 - 1 comment
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