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In praise of antiheroes

A fascination with human evil is hardly new, but is the proliferation of recent television series plumbing the heart of darkness reflective of something particularly acute in our time? Whether it is the brooding Don Draper’s inexplicable self-destruction, Tony Soprano’s tormented soul, Walter White’s journey from high school chemistry teacher to violent drug lord, or Sarah Lund’s dysfunctional obsessiveness, television’s…

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CPX in the Media

Ending religion won’t end the conflict - The Middle East conflict might not be the best advert for religion, but it is a naïve presumption to assume that getting rid of religion would make the world a better place, writes Michael Bird at The Drum.
Why don’t we hear about persecuted Christians? - Natasha Moore at The Drum on one of the most under-reported stories of our time: the global persecution of Christians.
Food for thoughtful people - don’t always make a meal of it - Natasha Moore writes for The Sydney Morning Herald on food, gluttony and the spiritual aspects of fasting.
Secular and religious progressives can work together - Barney Zwartz writes for The Sydney Morning Herald on why secular and religious progressives should regard each other with less suspicion and work together on the causes they agree on.
When good and evil, failure and defeat, come together this Easter - Natasha Moore explores the coincidence and connections between Easter and Anzac Day for The Sun-Herald.