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Why Finance Professors Should Be Teaching Nietzsche

A dark cloud looms over Australia’s elite universities: the dark cloud of civilisation. Once welcomed for protecting the weak, healing the sick and ennobling the mind, civilisation is now feared as a harbinger of racism and colonial exploitation.

Western civilisation, that is. That’s the one to watch out for. All the others are just fine.

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“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time; but there is the broad feeling in our country that the people should rule, continuously rule, and that public opinion, expressed by all constitutional means, should shape, guide, and control the actions of Ministers who are their servants and not their masters.”

— Winston Churchill, in Parliament, 1947