Monthly Archives: February 2003

Development as freedom

In Development as Freedom Amartya Sen explains how in a world of unprecedented increase in overall opulence millions of people living in the Third World are still unfree. Preview this book » – 88 Reviews Even if they are not technically slaves, they are denied elementary freedoms and remain imprisoned in one way or another byeconomic poverty, social deprivation, political tyranny or cultural authoritarianism. The main purpose of development is to spread freedom and its ‘thousand charms’ to the unfree ... Read More »

Howard’s Legacy: The Silence Of The Liberals

John Valder, Fred Chaney, Peter Baume, John Hewson and Malcolm Fraser. All are prominent Liberal Party figures of the past two decades. All are opposed to the Howard-led Liberal Party’s Iraq strategy. And all are no longer in the Parliament. Their public dissent on this issue is just the latest example of a disturbing characteristic of the 21st century Liberals – it is only voices from the past that speak out publicly against the party’s stance on matters of gravity. ... Read More »