The Echidna: As the worst of us shine bright, here's something to restore some faith in human condition

Garry Linnell
October 13 2023 - 12:00pm

Mothers and their babies abducted by laughing gunmen and used as hostages. Beheaded bodies left bloating in the sun. Crowds searching for family in rubble-strewn bomb craters. Neanderthals chanting "Gas the Jews" on the steps of the Sydney Opera House. Politicians and prophets spouting their endless cliches about war and retribution.

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Garry Linnell

Garry Linnell


Garry Linnell is one of Australia’s most experienced journalists. He has won several awards for his writing, including a Walkley for best feature writing. He writes a weekly column for ACM and the Echidna.

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