musings Category

The Challenge of Modern Terrorism

Myanmar and the underlying cause of terrorism In Myanmar, the rise of the movement called 969 has emerged. Is this a terrorist organization or merely the rise of nationalism? What strategies could be implemented nationally and internationally to deal with civil unrest and prevent rising hatred and distrust? Myanmar has had a history plagued with […]

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Apologising for the past

A discourse analysis on Australia’s national apology for forced adoption Introduction The purpose of the essay is to analyse the concept of collective apologies in comparison to standard apology formulas. To do this, the text I have chosen is a speech by the Hon PM Julia Gillard ‘National apology for forced adoption’ (21 March 2013). […]

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