This chapter of Caustic Soda’s “-icide guide” explores the psychological reasons as to why children kill their fathers. In history we discuss Beatrice Cenci, Richard Dadd, the Menendez Brothers, Chris Porco, and the Tochigi Case. Also, patricide in the news and in pop culture!
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Nels “Mark of the Ninja” Anderson joins us to discuss facts and controversy surrounding history, technology, and countermeasures of shinobi no mono! Part 1 of 2.
For the first time in Pakistan’s history an elected civilian government has run its full term and, if all goes well on 11 May, power will be handed to another elected government.
While that might not seem very significant to us here in Australia in Pakistan it’s a democratic first. Since Pakistan came into existence in 1947 elected governments have rarely run their full term—mostly being kicked out by the Pakistan military.
So the May 2013 election is a significant milestone in the history of Pakistan’s democracy. Rear Vision takes a look at the development of democracy in Pakistan over the past five years and at the main political players vying for power in this election.
Mona Sheikh, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies.
Samina Yasmeen, Professor Political Science and International Relations at University of Western Australia and the Director of the Centre for Muslim states and Societies.
Abdul Basit, Senior Analyst, with the International centre for political violence and terrorism research at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore.
Hassan Askari Rizvi, Political analyst based in Lahore, Pakistan.
Since 1957, Malaysia has essentially been governed by a single political coalition, now known as Barisan Nasional or National Front. At the elections on 5 May there is a chance that this long winning streak might end. Rear Vision looks at the background to this extraordinary record and what it has meant for the country.
Khoo Kay Kim, Emeritus Professor of History University of Malaya
Dr Kua Kia Soong, Principal of the New Era College Malaysia
Wang Gungwa, Professor of History University of Singapore
Clive Kessler, Emeritus Professor School of Sociology and Anthropology University of New South Wales
Bridget Welsh, Associate Professor in Political Science Singapore Management University
The first sexual revolution - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Forget the 1960s. The biggest changes in sexual mores came between 1600-1800, when more sexual freedom - albeit mainly for men - and a belief that sexual activity was largely a private, not a public matter, laid the foundations for much contemporary Western thinking on sex. This is the argument made by Oxford University historian Faramerz Dabhoiwala, in his acclaimed book.
Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Senior fellow in history, Exeter College, Oxford
Title: The Origins of Sex: A history of the first sexual revolution
Author: Farmerz Dabhoiwala
Publisher: Allen Lane (Penguin)
The New Deal and the Origins of our Time - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Racism not only shaped American life in the age of the Great Depression, but Hitler looked fondly at the American South, which was more explicit and more degrading than anything taking place in Germany at the time. Ira Katznelson and David Runciman look at American liberalism when it was at the height of its power in the 1930s and 1940s.
Dr Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History, Columbia University
Dr David Runciman, Senior Lecturer Cambridge University
Title: Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time
Author: Ira Katznelson
ISBN: 978 0 87140 450 3
Title: The Confidence Trap
Author: David Runciman
The story of the 1929 lockout of miners at Rothbury Colliery in the NSW Hunter Valley is a milestone in Australia’s industrial history.
As the Depression tightened its grip, miners refused to take a pay cut, so colliery owners closed Rothbury. The lockout lasted just over fifteen months and caused enormous deprivation among families in the region.
When the NSW government sent ‘free labourers’ and police to break the stalemate, a bloody conflict ensued. Dozens of miners were shot and wounded. 26 year old Norman Brown was killed in the gunfire.
Eighty years on, nobody knows who pulled the trigger. Indeed, new research shows the man who claimed to have done the deed was not even there.
This program contains the stories of men who witnessed events - rare oral testimony from the ABC archives which has never been broadcast before.
Public Intimacies: The Royal Commission on Human Relationships - Hindsight - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Women’s liberation, gay liberation, and the so-called permissive society, this story charts the groundbreaking and controversial government inquiry into the social changes of the 1970s.
The 1970s was a time of social and cultural transformation in Australia. The rise of women’s liberation, gay liberation, and the so-called permissive society meant that the line between private behaviour and public life was beginning to break down.
There was a new willingness to speak up about experiences of discrimination, and new urgency to push for change, especially to laws around homosexuality and abortion.
The Whitlam government was full of reforming zeal when it was elected in late 1972. But while it couldn’t change the laws around abortion, it did create something much more complex: a Royal Commission on Human Relationships.
This inquiry into family and intimate life would go on to provoke fierce outrage and resistance. But it opened up conversations about private life that we’re still having today.
Special thanks to the National Archives of Australia, who supported this project through the 2012 Frederick Watson Fellowship.
Bobbie Burke, Former staff member of the Royal Commission on Human Relationships
Anne Deveson, Writer and broadcaster
Robert Eillicott, Former Minister for Home Affairs in the Fraser government
Elizabeth Evatt, Former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia
Gabrielle Hyslop, Daughter of the Royal Commission’s official secretary, Robert Hyslop
Elizabeth Reid, Former advisor on women’s affairs to Prime Minister Gough Whitlam
Faye Roberts, Former staff member of the Royal Commission on Human Relationships
Peter de Waal, Former activist and member of CAMP NSW (the Campaign against Moral Persecution)
Sue Wills, Former activist, researcher for the Royal Commission on Human Relationships, and historian
Title: Royal Commission on Human Relationships Final Report, Volumes 1-5
Author: Elizabeth Evatt et al
Publisher: Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra 1977
Title: Royal Commission on Human Relationships Interim Report
Author: Elizabeth Evatt et al
Publisher: Government Printer, Canberra 1976
Title: Australians at Risk
Author: Anne Deveson
Publisher: Cassell Australia 1978
Title: Public Intimacies: Revisiting the Royal Commission on Human Relationships 1974-77
Author: Michelle Arrow
Publisher: in ‘Acts of Love and Lust: Sexuality in Australia from 1945-2010’ edited by Reynolds, Featherstone & Jennings, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, forthcoming, 2013
Women’s Weekly article about the Royal Commission - 28 December 1977 (http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/45656799)
On the streets of early 20th Century America, nothing moved faster than 10 miles per hour. Responsible parents would tell their children, “Go outside, and play in the streets. All day.”
And then the automobile happened. And then automobiles began killing thousands of children, every year.
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