Monthly Archives: August 2005

The Mechanism of Catastrophe

The Mechanism of Catastrophe 1a book Vryonis

The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7, 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul by Spyro Vryonis, Jr. This new book by Spyro Vryonis, Jr., is a carefully researched account of the events of September 6-7, 1955. The book reviews are significant, particularly those by Turkish academics who have welcomed the research. The reviews can be read, and ... Read More »

Alexander Downer, his daughter, a prestige scholarship and the PM’s code of conduct

Does an Australian foreign minister have a conflict of interest if a close member of his family is awarded a prestigious scholarship by a country which uses such scholarships to “contribute to the maintenance of a strong relationship between the countries”? Should close family members of senior politicians exclude themselves from certain opportunities because of the public perception that could ... Read More »