One group of people claim that Australia is really good at accepting refugees. Another group of people claim that we are really bad at accepting refugees. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Let’s get every single news outlet to do it’s own ‘analysis’.
This is where we need public intellectuals, people who can guide public discussion and help the public to develop the language to discuss political debates. If we leave it up to the Professors of Everythingology in Australia’s commentariat, we are going to get the second rate garbage that results in erroneous ‘explainers’.
Let’s go through this slowly.