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Ramesh Thakur

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Ramesh Thakur, a Brownstone Institute Senior Scholar, is a former United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, and emeritus professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

The crisis of democracy and the New Right

The BBC’s Nick Robinson said that Conservatives think of Reform leader Nigel Farage as ‘a kind of Sunday roast with all the trimmings’ while...

Covid Vaccines: Saviour or killer shot?

It’s interesting that the esteemed editor of this site has concluded, after more than four years of cogitation, that mRNA technology-based vaccines were a...

The year of elections

This is the year of elections, with 50 (World Economic Forum), 64 (Time), or 80 (Guardian) countries and the EU going to the polls,...

We need real Covid Inquiries

Nearly four years on since the onset of the pandemic and the rash of public policy interventions to manage and contain it, many more...

Human rights discarded at the gates of hell

The following is an excerpt from Dr. Ramesh Thakur’s book, 'Our Enemy, the Government: How Covid Enabled the Expansion and Abuse of State Power.' Dr...

Covid in the Age of Woke

Before I start, let me pose a question for you to ponder. How many people around the world have been helped to retain their sanity,...

The Nays have it, and that’s great for Australia

On Saturday 14 October, Australians voted in the 45th referendum to amend the constitution. Only eight of 44 previous attempts had succeeded. In this case...

Our enemy, the State

Medically idiotic, economically ruinous, socially disruptive and embittering, culturally dystopian, politically despotic: what was there to like in the Covid era? Billions, if you were...

The pandemic of journalistic malfeasance

Matt Hancock was the UK Health Secretary in 2020 when the pandemic struck. A lockdown hawk and a moral pygmy, he was the author of...

State Power and COVID Crimes: Part 5

The ease with which the majority of people slipped into compliance with lockdown restrictions was a distressing surprise. The acceptance of facemasks in community and...

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