• Harry Blutstein is an adjunct professor at RMIT University, writer and freelance journalist who writes on an eclectic range of topics that cover globalization. He has just completed his history of postwar globalization "The Ascent of Globalization".

Noah, the movie
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Noah, the movie

Hollywood has turned the story of Noah into a CGI extravaganza, but its story is not so far from the original biblical tale.

Is Fairtrade working for coffee farmers?
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Is Fairtrade working for coffee farmers?

Falling world prices is bad news for fair trade coffee growers.

The IMF is failing
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The IMF is failing

The IMF is interfering more than ever in domestic affairs. What’s more, its loans often make a bad situation worse. Is it time to reform the IMF?

Fusion power now within reach
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Fusion power now within reach

The latest results from the National Ignition Facility in the US shows that cheap fusion power is within reach.

Big Tobacco’s dirty tricks
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Big Tobacco’s dirty tricks

Tobacco companies are planting scare stories claiming that plain cigarette packs promotes smuggling.

The Arctic opens for business
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The Arctic opens for business

The Arctic Council is meeting to deal with contesting claims over resources.

Book Review – The Great Debate by Yuval Levin
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Book Review – The Great Debate by Yuval Levin

Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine’s fierce debate over the French revolution is still influencing the battle between left and right today.

The naked protester
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The naked protester

Conventional protests are being replace my peaceful eye-catch stunts such going to the streets in the nude.

Courts redefine journalism as “terrorism”
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Courts redefine journalism as “terrorism”

Courts have set dangerous precedent that journalists handling material by whistle-blowers are engaged in “terrorism”.

Narendra Modi and India’s future
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Narendra Modi and India’s future

India goes to the polls next month to elect a new prime minister. The BJP candidate, and frontrunner, is seen by supporters as a dynamic man of the people. Opponents say he is little more than a rabid nationalist. What would his victory mean?

Book Review – The Dark Box by John Cornwell
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Book Review – The Dark Box by John Cornwell

This history of Catholic confession is in large part an impassioned response to sexual abuse by the clergy. But does it focus too much on sex?

Airpocalypse in China
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Airpocalypse in China

The Chinese government is declaring a war on pollution, but citizens have the real power to ensure change actually happens.

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