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School children walk along a quiet street in Nakano, Tokyo. Image: Rebecca Clements

Japan’s Old Enough and Australia’s Bluey remind us our kids are no longer ‘free range’ – but we can remake our neighbourhoods

Seeing Japanese parents send toddlers out on their own to do errands has shocked viewers. But not that long ago our neighbourhoods were also child-friendly, and we can make them so again.
Sinister terminology: Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin last month.AP Photo/, Pool) READ LESS. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/AP

Is Vladimir Putin the greatest Russophobe of all?

The Russian president might claim to be confronting hate speech, but he is drawing on the ideas of anti-Semitic extremists
The university, and its pursuit of knowledge, was part of the colonial project. And historians, writes Satia, were key architects of empire. Dave Hunt/AAP

The book that changed me: how Priya Satia’s Time’s Monster landed like a bomb in my historian’s brain

From the 18th century, historians taught us to understand the world as a story of linear progress. But this viewpoint made them architects of empire. History, writes Yves Rees, has blood on its hands.

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