Author profile: Simon Philpott

Simon Philpott is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics and the MA Programme Director at Newcastle University, UK.

Our Shocked Regard: The Act of Killing and the Indonesian Genocide

Our Shocked Regard: The Act of Killing and the Indonesian Genocide

Joshua Oppenheimer’s unique and disturbing ‘The Act of Killing’ examines the Indonesian genocide of the 1960s. The film succeeds and fails in equal measures.

We Need to Talk About Julia

We Need to Talk About Julia

Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s prominent position in Australian life brought into much clearer focus a corrosive culture of commentary on difference. Gillard may have departed, but we really do need to talk about Julia.

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