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As Donald Trump's National Security Advisor, Lt Gen H.R. McMaster was instrumental in the development of the new China policy, the biggest strategic shift in the US since the end of the Cold War.In his new book Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World, McMaster urges us to confront the threat to our freedom from the Chinese Communist Party…
 
It can be hard to voice unfashionable socially conservative views these days. To be socially conservative and a committed Christian can be even harder. Lyle Shelton talks about his experience as a former head of the Australian Christian Lobby in conversation with Nick Cater.Lyle Shelton's book, 'I Kid You Not': Notes from 20 Years in the Trenches o…
 
Peter Robinson tells the story behind one of the most famous Cold War speeches and discusses contemporary events in China and California with Nick Cater from the Menzies Research Centre.Peter Robinson is a Research Fellow at the Hudson Institution, presenter of Uncommon Knowledge and a former speechwriter to President Ronald Reagan.…
 
Psychiatrist Dr Tanveer Ahmed says the weaponisation of shame and the rise of cancel culture is preventing people from realising their potential and leads to anxiety and self harm.Hosted by Nick Cater and produced by the Menzies Research Centre.Dr Ahmed's new book 'In Defence of Shame' is published by Connor Court…
 
Renowned author and commentator Douglas Murray joins Watercooler from the UK to discuss the revised edition his latest book ‘The Madness of Crowds’ and its critique of left-wing groupthink.The Madness of Crowds is available from Bloomsbury: https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/the-madness-of-crowds-9781472979575/…
 
Daniel Hannan joins Nick Cater to discuss the erosion of freedoms and rule of law under the pretext of tackling a pandemic. Hannan is former Conservative European MP and is a leading Conservative thinker.Cater is Executive Director to the Menzies Research Centre. Subscribe to the MRC from jus $10 a month at www.menziesrc.org…
 
Writer Mary Harrington joins Nick Cater to discuss why young people with micro-managed childhoods feel threatened by democratic debate.Having grown up in micro-managed childhoods where conflict is managed by an external authority, they find authoritarian solutions to civic disagreement increasingly attractive.Mary Harrington lives in England and wr…
 
Nick Cater discusses the Chinese Communist Party's culpability for COVID-19 with security adviser John Lee; the performance of the aged-care sector in saving elderly Australians from the virus with Aged and Community Services CEO Pat Sparrow; and the role of human ingenuity in solving environmental problems with Copenhagen Consensus Centre presiden…
 
Judith Sloan assesses the economic impact of the lockdown, former Minerals Council CEO Mitch Hooke explains why mining remains robust and Senator Jim Molan discusses the security implications of China's increasing ostracisation with Watercooler LIVE host Nick Cater.By Menzies Research Centre
 
Anastasia Lin was born in China and grew up in Canada. When she became Miss World Canada in 2015, she seized the opportunity to shine a light on the oppression of human rights in China. She explains to Nick Cater that the brutal communist regime does not reflect the true beauty of Chinese culture. She is currently in Sydney as a guest of the Centre…
 
The ingredients for a uniquely free society were all in place in Australia in 1860: universal education, free elections, a free press and separation of church and state were either established or being advocated. So how did Australians deal with this historic opportunity? Author David Kemp and Nick Cater discuss 'A Free Country (1860-1901)', Volume…
 
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