Unfortunately, I can’t reveal that much about myself for professional reasons. I will give you some information that may help people to understand where I am coming from.
This page contains a few very brief points to supplement the short profile that you can see to the right of this text. Mostly they are in response to questions I sometimes get.
Some personal details:
- Based in Sydney
- Private-school educated
- Double-degree at university (science/law)
Common topics that I write about:
This blog is quite all over the place to some extent, but there are some common themes.
- Democracy and the rule of law
- Press freedom and human rights
- Discrimination (mostly sexual or racial)
- Judaism and Jewish identity
- The internal politics of Israel and Australia
- Middle East geopolitics
- African geopolitics
- Copyright/internet piracy
- Pop culture:
- Media commentary/analysis
- Books and literature
I hate typecasting myself, but I will say the following:
I try very hard to keep an open mind and I do actually change my position sometimes, however I will argue until I am proven wrong. I have a huge pet hate for the tendency people have to stick to their beliefs and never question them – I believe that this does more damage to humanity than anything else.
Religiously, I am a relatively non-practising Mazorti Jew, but I am very strongly Jewish culturally and I am a committed Zionist. If you believe that Zionism is racist, you don’t understand what Zionism really is.
Politically, I am generally libertarian, which means that I think that government should stay out of our lives as much as possible as it is inherently corrupt/inefficient and it has a tendency to be quite evil. I do believe that government is very important for law enforcement and national security. I am also a monarchist.
I strongly believe in human rights and am against discrimination of any kind. I believe in democracy and free speech. I also believe in personal responsibility and accountability and I do not believe in rewarding laziness or failure.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me – see the details on the right of the page.