John Robson

The fall from grace of Canada’s woke prime minister
6 Apr 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, Justin Trudeau, political ethics
Justin Trudeau is embroiled in an ethical scandal which has tarnished his feminist credentials

Trump and Russian collusion: why aren’t the media eating humble pie?
27 Mar 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: Donald Trump, media, media ethics, Mueller investigation
Truth is taking a back seat to truthiness

Will AI make us less than human?
10 Jan 2019 | CONNECTING |  
tags: AI, technology
If machines can do everything better than we can, what’s the point of it all?

Donald Trump: international man of mystery
8 Nov 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: Donald Trump, US elections
It’s clear from the 2018 midterms that Trump’s unique appeal has not faded

The lack of wonder of it all
31 Oct 2018 | ABOVE |  
tags: existence of God, meaning of life, Stephen Hawking
A dreary pessimism imbues Stephen Hawking's last book

Why are “ethical debates” about science so predictable?
8 Mar 2018 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, morality, scientific ethics
What we need is a moral debate on ethicism, not an ethical debate on nothing

The making of LOTR: creating marvels, missing Tolkien’s vision
5 Mar 2018 | POPCORN |  
tags: Lord of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Tolkien
Peter Jackson’s film version robs characters of moral depth.

Memo to Australia: the right to bear arms goes back to the Magna Carta
28 Nov 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, civil war, gun control, history, insurrection, right to bear arms
The threat of insurrection restrains governments

Martin Luther’s post-modern legacy: reason refuting reason
27 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: Martin Luther, post-modernism, reason
The 16th Century theologian foreshadowed some contemporary pathologies

Even in the age of gender-neutral parenting, there’s no such thing as a free lunch
16 Aug 2017 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: gender-neutral parenting, parenting
Is it equitable to earn the same for less work?

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