Sunday, April 2

You Are What You Read

Dropped in to see Kentia at Castle Books this afternoon and just missed seeing her sell a book to Chopper Read. What did he buy? Wait for it . . . Machiavelli for Dummies (ok, The Essential Machiavelli). Hilarious.

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This article from The Age asks if Australia over values sporting glory and spends too much public money on elite sport. Well duh.

People often wonder how I could be interested in living in the United States. I ask, what is Australia's closest equivalent to America's Institute of Advanced Study or NASA? Answer: The Australian Institute of Sport. The AIS is the only place in Australia where, with a large public investment, we focus seriously on world class achievement. America may also be stupid about sport but at least they have other things.


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