Tom Adamson

Tom is a blogger and academic based in Australia. He is currently working to be admitted as a lawyer and wants to travel and write about his interest areas of politics, philosophy and science.

July, 2017

May, 2017

March, 2017

  • 28 March

    Free-Speech: Crying Fire in a Crowded Theatre

    Freedom of speech is an odd creature in Australia. Unlike our brothers and sisters in America, we have no explicit constitutional right to exclude the government from abridging our freedom of expression.  There is an implied freedom of political communication, but even those among you who are not legally trained …

  • 16 March

    (VIDEO) Once More Unto the Breach: Trump vs. Hawaii

    We must oppose any overtly jingoistic bigotry emanating from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but we must bear in mind that people with destructive beliefs don’t respond to tolerance the way my neighbour does.

  • 4 March

    The Moral Calculus of Muslim Immigration

    Islam, Immigration, Muslim,

    Although xenophobes and anti-Muslim bigots have tried to monopolise this discussion, there are reasonable concerns regarding Islam and the West

January, 2017

November, 2016

  • 8 November

    US ELECTIONS 2016: ​The Edge of The Abyss

    Here we are, standing on the edge of the abyss.  Staring into this yawning chasm, one considers how we got here.  How did Trump win the nomination in the first place?  How did Sanders lose to Hillary?  Idealistic remonstrating aside, America now has a choice:  do they vote for a …

  • 6 November

    Pauline Hanson’s Exploits, Being Honest, and Disagreeing

    2016 is like one of those annoying telemarketers who keeps calling you, trying to sell you products that you don’t want in a rhetoric that makes you want to kill yourself.  The entire globe seems to have succumbed to populist demagogues of one sort or another.  Whether it’s Donald Trump …