Book review: Other People’s Wars

Book review: Other People’s Wars by Nicky Hager (Craig Potton Publishing) What are New Zealand soldiers doing in the Middle East? The accepted wisdom is that “we” are there for humanitarian purposes, assisting the rebuilding of a broken society, as part of a wider battle against terrorism and for democracy. Not so. New Zealand investigative journalist …

Lucky country :: wild book :: mammon’s people

After recovering from a dose of the midwinter flu and blues I’m looking forward to going on holiday. Heading across the ditch and doing a slightly unusual trip on the Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth. I’m fascinated by Australia especially the natural environment, and I realized I hadn’t been there for over twenty years. …