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Intelligence Squared Debates: Anzac Day Is More Puff Than Substance
January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am
The plucky bravery of the ANZACs is one of our great national stories ‚Äì it plays into our idea of who we are. But why is one of the touchstones of our identity based on a historic defeat? Some are sick of the mantras of ANZAC and mateship, while others believe worship of soldiers is inappropriate in an era when we‚Äôre still at war in Afghanistan. Are we becoming warmongers ‚Äì or recognising the sacrifice of our defence personnel?
Dr Simon Longstaff is Executive Director of St James Ethics Centre and chairs the Intelligence Squared debates in Sydney and Melbourne.
Cost $20 and $12 concession