Volume LVII Number 5
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Union, University and Schools Club, Sydney
A Celebration of REALLY Dangerous Ideas
Quadrant is hosting a dinner to celebrate the publication of Connor Court Publishing’s terrific new collection: Really Dangerous Ideas. The book exposes the hot air perpetrated by the Sydney Opera House and St James Ethics Centre’s four-year old Festival of Dangerous Ideas, which has turned out to be little more than a forum for the reactionary ideas of our politically correct cultural establishment that imagines itself to be “progressive”. They are about as balanced as the ABC television’s Q&A and as subtle as, ‘when did you stop beating your wife?’ In contrast, Really Dangerous Ideas presents twenty liberal and conservative essays that are genuinely dangerous, at least for the current status quo in Australian cultural life.
Speakers at the Quadrant dinner will include:
Gary Johns (“Abolish the Human Rights Commission”)
Tom Switzer (“Privatise the ABC”)
Kerryn Pholi (“Does Respect Matter?”)
Peter Day (“The World Needs the Anglosphere”)
Greg Melleuish (“Intellectuals Do Not Matter”)
It will be a very entertaining evening with plenty of time for questions and comments from the floor.
Venue: Union, University and Schools Club, 25 Bent Street, Sydney
Date and time: Wednesday. March 20. Drinks 6pm–7pm; dinner from 7pm.
Dress: Jacket and tie for men.
Parking: Valet parking at Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Bligh Street entrance.
Cost: $74 per person. Pre-dinner drinks and table wine are extra, per consumption.
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