Writer's Articles - Max Atkinson

Max Atkinson ... And the Importance of Values ...

North Korea - Does the US approach make sense?

Is populism any better than elitism?

Should public opinion determine policy?

A concerned politician’s guide to donations reform

How political donations distort democracy

Can secret political donations be justified?

Royal Commission into banking, financial services: Why ASIC cannot do the job

Why we need a Royal Commission into banking and financial services

The Critics ...

Gaming the system

Why Australia should not become a republic

Protecting the nation from going down the US path ...

Marriage ... as an institution of unique value

Is a plebiscite more democratic?

Turnbull’s Political Philosophy

Freedom of conscience and the Liberal Party

Fairness as a political principle

Does Fairness Matter ... ?

The Governor’s Legacy

Elizabeth Warren is Special

Public opinion and democracy

Sacred Promises

Whither the Liberal Conscience?

Moral values and religious doctrines

Where the rot begins

Justification and excuse

War's terrible legacy ...

Should freedom ignore fairness?

The Nation: The idea of a mandate

Law, morality and the legacy of HLA Hart

Essendon besieged

Reason and unreason on same-sex marriage

In Julie Bishop’s World

Reason and passion on Israel

Edmund Burke on politicians

The duty of politicians to principles, not mob rule

Torture ... by Greg

Is Labor the least worst?

Beware of conservatives

Jurisprudence and Julian Assange

The case of Julian Assange: do constitutional principles matter?

Many desperate Afghans are also looking for an exit

Get out of Afghanistan

Attacking the High Court judges

Why David Hicks must win

Lies, promises and mandates

In Australia the people are sovereign

Opinions, values, journalism and David Hicks

History teaches us: We learn nothing from history

The failure to think

A short moral history of the Iraq war

Another digger dies (2)

'I've got a few holes in me'

Assange: what it means to be a suspect

Same sex marriage: Is public opinion a moral value?

The Afghanistan Debate

Afghanistan: review of the war and use of the war power

Afghanistan and the alliance argument

Afghanistan: new US policy favours reconciliation

Afghanistan: the supposed threat to national security