American student Otto Warmbier is said to have stolen a propaganda poster in North Korea. Freelance journalist Tim Robertson thinks he knows where.
The hysteria currently being concocted by Australia’s political leaders may be a smokescreen for the more serious threat facing us – an attack of the very freedoms and values our country has been built on. The Abbott government’s recent fear-mongering, antagonistic strategies are heading in a direction reminiscent of other historical governments, even if it is difficult for us to recognise this direction from within.
Chinese are certainly richer, but can prosperity alone eradicate the roots of public discontent?