Author Archives: Dan Rowden

About Dan Rowden

Dan Rowden is a freelance writer and philosopher who has been active in philosophical and political discourse since Malcolm Turnbull invented the Internet in Australia. For the last 15 years he has contributed to and administered Internet philosophy forums. Politics is a secondary interest, but he recognises moments of significance in Australia's political history.

I Literally Shall Return

To my few but dedicated readers I wish to convey that I will return to this blog in due course.  I have been variously and significantly obsessed with U.S. politics and depressed, to the point of stasis,  by the state … Continue reading

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The SSM Plebiscite is upsetting my Constitution.

Updated September 4 It seems the general consensus in leftist social media and political circles is that blocking the Marriage Equality plebiscite by Greens and Labor is a good thing.  I agree, but for a key reason that isn’t getting … Continue reading

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18C – absence is not presence.

I’ve written before on this subject and my views remain the same.  But it seems some are happy to distort matters in order to make opponents of 18C look worse than they really are.  I don’t know why, given how … Continue reading

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The Mordancy of Political Irony

I love it when people say politicians ought behave better.  It usually involves either hypocrisy or a certain unconscious irony.  Not always, but usually.  Either way, when faced with such exposition I can’t help but be entertained, or maybe just … Continue reading

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The PM and that $5 – the real story.

A few days ago, on his way to give a speech at the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) at Melbourne’s Grand Hyatt Hotel, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull created a social media firestorm by giving a homeless beggar a $5 … Continue reading

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18D is more than just a bra size.

As sure as night follows day, as sure as death finds us all – present company intending to be excepted – as sure as people who say, “The proof is in the pudding.” don’t have a clue what they’re saying, … Continue reading

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The Question of Question Time

We all know Parliament Question Time is a bit of a joke, right?  You can get that perception from merely watching people live-Tweeting it. Lots of teeth-gnashing, hand-wringing and beating of heads against walls.  There’s little doubt it needs reform, … Continue reading

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