Stephen Hall

June 15, 2016

Religion and Politics

  Gandhi once said: ‘Those who say religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion is.” William Wilberforce was a relentless man of faith whose religious convictions  […]
June 3, 2016

The Lamb Enters the Dreaming: Nathanael Pepper & the Ruptured World by Robert Kenny

The Lamb Enters the Dreaming discusses the work of Moravian missionaries in Victoria in the mid 1800s. It reveals a great deal about the moral forces at work and Kenny […]
June 3, 2016

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power by Jeff Sharlet

‘The Family’ is the name of a deliberately informal organization that claims to be centred on the life and teachings of Jesus. The group is best known for organizing the […]
June 3, 2016

Shitstorm: Inside Labor’s Darkest Days by Lenore Taylor

This is the beginning of the inside story of the Rudd government’s first term in office. I actually read it in the first week after the Labor caucus effectively sacked […]