Recommended Reading

December 2018

This list of recommended blogs was not easily come by and apart from my own web research, I thank Mr Denmore (The Failed Estate), for sending me on a journey. These blogs will appeal to broad-minded thinkers. Some are very learn-ed or learned, as Homer Simpson might say. A few will lead you on to other blogs and in-depth reading. Some blogs which previously rated on this page have dropped off the Internet.

  • Historian and prolific writer on international affairs Gwynne Dyer has earned his reputation as an independent scribe;
  • Former public service mandarin John Menadue maintains a blog called Pearls and Irritations. He also curates a weekly newsletter with links to writings by others;
  • Independent economist John Quiggin curates what is arguably Australia’s longest-running blog, commentary on Australian & world events from a social-democratic perspective.
  • Kathryn Johnston‘s blog Scattered Straws, focuses on homespun philosophy and gentle observations on the life of a retiree in Motowoboa;
  • Club Troppo is a middle-ground group blog focusing on economic, legal, political and social commentary;
  • Billed as “journalism from the outside” The Failed Estate by Mr Denmore offers frank insights into the media jungle;
  • Crooked Timber is a multi-faceted international blog which will take you on a ride;
  • George Monbiot is a British writer, known for his environmental and political activism;
  • The Conversation is so much more than a blog – real journalism written by experts in their fields.

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