Waleed Aly

Audio podcast

Can the humanities survive in the modern university?

What form should tertiary education take if it is to cultivate virtuous citizens?

Waleed Aly presents the 2016 Andrew Olle Media Lecture

Waleed Aly presents the 2016 Andrew Olle Media Lecture, discussing the challenges facing modern journalism and criticises the media for chasing viral content and 'received ideas,' rather than taking the time to spark real debate.
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Do voters have moral responsibilities?

One thing Election 2016 seems to have demonstrated, is that volatility is the new normal. Pendulum like election results, significant swings, minor parties and protest votes are the new political reality. Does this demonstrate that voters are less addicted to political 'entertainment', less in the...
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Election 2016: are our leaders being prudent, pragmatic or politically timid?

The rise of protest politics in nations like the United States, Austria, Britain and France has seen a resurgence of populist movements and extremist political candidates on the right and the left. But in Australia, this era of political instability seems to have produced a...
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Is the age of positive politics over?

Political philosophy has traditionally been concerned with the question of democratic legitimacy – the process by which the people confer the right to govern onto political representatives. But with the rise of protest politics on the left and right alike, the people often seem more...