Tag Archives: New Zealand

Affirmative Action: A Defence

The only barrier to success is an individual’s own motivation and effort. So it goes. In a liberal democracy like New Zealand, equality is formally entrenched in the law. If you fail to be successful and reach equal status to others, … Continue reading

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The “Real” World and the “Out of Touch” Academics

On my Dad’s latest visit to NZ, I asked him what he planned to do upon completing his PhD in a year’s time. He replied: “I’ll need to find a job where I can mix academia with business. I don’t … Continue reading

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The “War on Terror” and Language Politics

Part I: The War in Afghanistan and the Construction of a Narrative  Twelve years, four months, and one week. That’s how long the United States and the International Security Assistance Force have been in Afghanistan. The invasion started after 9/11. We … Continue reading

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