Zac Alstin

Zac Alstin is a writer, editor and stay-at-home dad to two marvellous children, in Adelaide, South Australia.

His hobbies include martial arts, making things at home, and contemplating the underlying nature of reality itself.

Being by turns contrarian and irenic, Zac has spent far too much time, or maybe not enough, both looking for answers and progressively discarding them.

Zac is Associate Editor of MercatorNet. He also blogs at

Is Mark Zuckerberg the biggest dictator in the world?
1 Nov 2017 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Big Data, Facebook, privacy
Trump, Russians, and the fallacy of ‘free’.

Halloween and other nightmares
30 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: cultural change, Halloween, identity
What could be more authentically Australian?

Are we too tolerant of sexual assault?
13 Oct 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, hookup culture, sexual assault
‘Rape culture’, prudence, and double-standards.

Addiction and pornography: rediscovering virtue in the internet age
28 Sep 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: addiction, pornography, virtue
Questioning the nature and sources of happiness in our lives.

How much should we hate our enemies?
14 Aug 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: love, same-sex marriage, virtue
If the light in you is darkness...

Love and doubt: the central truth of existence
11 Jul 2017 | ABOVE |  
tags: philosophy, spirituality, the fall of man
The fall of man in everyday life.

Vale Dr John Sarno: ‘America’s best doctor’
4 Jul 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: chronic pain, mind-body problem, modern medicine
Pioneering a psychogenic approach to pain.

Want answers? Learn to ask the right questions
26 Jun 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: experts, philosophy, reasoning
Applied philosophy for everyday life.

Why is losing weight so difficult?
23 May 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: obesity, philosophy, weight loss
A philosopher thinks himself thin.

Sick of fake news? How about a junk-knowledge diet!
20 Mar 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: fake news, philosophy, social media
Whip yourself back into reason-able shape!

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