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Chris Trotter

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Articles by Chris Trotter

17th May 21, 9:38am
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A state broadcaster rigorously excluding any and all voices dissenting from the official line, is something most New Zealanders would expect to encounter in Moscow or Beijing – not in Wellington
A state broadcaster rigorously excluding any and all voices dissenting from the official line, is something most New Zealanders would expect to encounter in Moscow or Beijing – not in Wellington
17th May 21, 9:38am
10th May 21, 9:33am
103
Chris Trotter argues that Labour has thrown out the old Political Rule Book, and that the new game they’re playing is no longer called 'Democracy' but 'Holding On To Power At All Costs'
Chris Trotter argues that Labour has thrown out the old Political Rule Book, and that the new game they’re playing is no longer called 'Democracy' but 'Holding On To Power At All Costs'
10th May 21, 9:33am
3rd May 21, 8:30am
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Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
3rd May 21, 8:30am
26th Apr 21, 8:47am
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Chris Trotter takes a look at our relationship with Anzac Day and wonders whether it could be caught up by changes in the teaching of New Zealand history
Chris Trotter takes a look at our relationship with Anzac Day and wonders whether it could be caught up by changes in the teaching of New Zealand history
26th Apr 21, 8:47am
19th Apr 21, 8:00am
40
Chris Trotter asks whether the Government’s proposed 'cure for hate speech is worse than the complaint
Chris Trotter asks whether the Government’s proposed 'cure for hate speech is worse than the complaint
19th Apr 21, 8:00am
12th Apr 21, 9:24am
121
Will Labour stand behind the revolutionary proposals contained in He Puapua – the 20-year plan to realise the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa/New Zealand?
Will Labour stand behind the revolutionary proposals contained in He Puapua – the 20-year plan to realise the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa/New Zealand?
12th Apr 21, 9:24am
5th Apr 21, 8:02am
157
Chris Trotter says equal opportunity misfortunes, experiences related much more closely to one’s location in the socio-economic power structure, may be more important than race in determining a life's economic success
Chris Trotter says equal opportunity misfortunes, experiences related much more closely to one’s location in the socio-economic power structure, may be more important than race in determining a life's economic success
5th Apr 21, 8:02am
29th Mar 21, 8:00am
167
Chris Trotter probes the orthodox New Zealand Initiative's stinging attack on what it clearly regards as the Labour Government’s economic and political heresy
Chris Trotter probes the orthodox New Zealand Initiative's stinging attack on what it clearly regards as the Labour Government’s economic and political heresy
29th Mar 21, 8:00am
22nd Mar 21, 7:28am
244
Rumours of a prime-ministerial resignation may be intended to head-off something considerably more dramatic on the policy front, Chris Trotter suggests
Rumours of a prime-ministerial resignation may be intended to head-off something considerably more dramatic on the policy front, Chris Trotter suggests
22nd Mar 21, 7:28am
15th Mar 21, 10:15am
62
Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
15th Mar 21, 10:15am
8th Mar 21, 10:11am
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Whether it be defeating the fascist disease, or eliminating the Coronavirus, history teaches us that not all capitalists are bad, Chris Trotter says
Whether it be defeating the fascist disease, or eliminating the Coronavirus, history teaches us that not all capitalists are bad, Chris Trotter says
8th Mar 21, 10:11am
1st Mar 21, 9:04am
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To beat Covid-19, European New Zealanders need to stop taking for granted essential services provided by crowded migrant communities who reside, out of sight and out of mind, south of the Auckland Isthmus, between the Tamaki River & Manukau Harbour
To beat Covid-19, European New Zealanders need to stop taking for granted essential services provided by crowded migrant communities who reside, out of sight and out of mind, south of the Auckland Isthmus, between the Tamaki River & Manukau Harbour
1st Mar 21, 9:04am
22nd Feb 21, 9:38am
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French politicians’ reaction to the terrorist atrocities committed on their own soil targets the very same philosophical currents excited and emboldened by New Zealand’s own terrifying tragedy
French politicians’ reaction to the terrorist atrocities committed on their own soil targets the very same philosophical currents excited and emboldened by New Zealand’s own terrifying tragedy
22nd Feb 21, 9:38am
15th Feb 21, 9:03am
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Those wondering why our Prime Minister was so willing to countenance breaking the Air New Zealand-Saudi contract should wonder no longer. Jacinda Ardern has sniffed the wind and smelled Joe Biden’s aftershave
Those wondering why our Prime Minister was so willing to countenance breaking the Air New Zealand-Saudi contract should wonder no longer. Jacinda Ardern has sniffed the wind and smelled Joe Biden’s aftershave
15th Feb 21, 9:03am
8th Feb 21, 6:02am
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Chris Trotter says MediaWorks’ decision to take Sean Plunket off the air raises some very disturbing questions about New Zealand’s political diversity
Chris Trotter says MediaWorks’ decision to take Sean Plunket off the air raises some very disturbing questions about New Zealand’s political diversity
8th Feb 21, 6:02am
1st Feb 21, 9:02am
185
Climate Change Commissioner, Rod Carr’s advice to Jacinda Ardern’s Government is uncompromising. The measure of our success at coping with global warming will be determined by how profoundly New Zealanders are willing to change their way of life
Climate Change Commissioner, Rod Carr’s advice to Jacinda Ardern’s Government is uncompromising. The measure of our success at coping with global warming will be determined by how profoundly New Zealanders are willing to change their way of life
1st Feb 21, 9:02am
25th Jan 21, 8:30am
44
A recent opinion piece by the Herald’s John Roughan raises the question of how far society should go to bring right-wing extremists back into the fold of political acceptance. Chris Trotter offers an answer
A recent opinion piece by the Herald’s John Roughan raises the question of how far society should go to bring right-wing extremists back into the fold of political acceptance. Chris Trotter offers an answer
25th Jan 21, 8:30am
18th Jan 21, 8:43am
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Chris Trotter says as anybody with the intestinal fortitude to brave the commentary threads of local news-sites, large and small, will attest: the number of Trump-supporting New Zealanders is really quite astounding
Chris Trotter says as anybody with the intestinal fortitude to brave the commentary threads of local news-sites, large and small, will attest: the number of Trump-supporting New Zealanders is really quite astounding
18th Jan 21, 8:43am
11th Jan 21, 9:05am
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Chris Trotter says the extraordinary images captured in and around the US Capitol Building mirror the worst images of America’s past
Chris Trotter says the extraordinary images captured in and around the US Capitol Building mirror the worst images of America’s past
11th Jan 21, 9:05am
4th Jan 21, 9:15am
115
Chris Trotter says the powerful political metaphor of the Maori Party leading the despised and marginalised from danger to safety, is one Labour could have pre-empted by taking the uprising at Waikeria Prison much more seriously
Chris Trotter says the powerful political metaphor of the Maori Party leading the despised and marginalised from danger to safety, is one Labour could have pre-empted by taking the uprising at Waikeria Prison much more seriously
4th Jan 21, 9:15am
28th Dec 20, 6:02am
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Chris Trotter sees more radicals on the right than the left, and suspects Jacinda Ardern's extended appeal is bolstered by her promises to conserve and protect, appealing to deep-seated antipathy to updating changes, even necessary change
Chris Trotter sees more radicals on the right than the left, and suspects Jacinda Ardern's extended appeal is bolstered by her promises to conserve and protect, appealing to deep-seated antipathy to updating changes, even necessary change
28th Dec 20, 6:02am
21st Dec 20, 9:27am
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In this horrible year of 2020, we have learned some important lessons about the importance of leadership and the power of science, Chris Trotter says
In this horrible year of 2020, we have learned some important lessons about the importance of leadership and the power of science, Chris Trotter says
21st Dec 20, 9:27am
14th Dec 20, 9:42am
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Chris Trotter reflects on the life of Professor James R. Flynn, and the pursuit of truth and justice
Chris Trotter reflects on the life of Professor James R. Flynn, and the pursuit of truth and justice
14th Dec 20, 9:42am
7th Dec 20, 9:16am
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Chris Trotter questions whether Stuff is about to prove the veracity of the right-wing meme: 'Go Woke, Go Broke'
Chris Trotter questions whether Stuff is about to prove the veracity of the right-wing meme: 'Go Woke, Go Broke'
7th Dec 20, 9:16am
30th Nov 20, 8:30am
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Chris Trotter asks whether the global commitment to combatting climate change is compatible with the US-Israeli strategy of protecting Saudi-Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies from Iranian influence
Chris Trotter asks whether the global commitment to combatting climate change is compatible with the US-Israeli strategy of protecting Saudi-Arabia and its Persian Gulf allies from Iranian influence
30th Nov 20, 8:30am

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