Clive Hamilton is well-known for his radical critique of Western capitalism and consumerism. Kamal Weerakoon reviews his latest book The Freedom Paradox, in which Hamilton argues for an alternative basis for social interaction. Clive Hamilton’s thesis is that to be truly free humans must live in accord with our ‘moral self ’. However, as Kamal Weerakoon argues in his review, an autonomously-derived morality cannot deliver true freedom. (See
In the editorial for Case 18, Trevor Cairney summarises some of the major themes across all articles in this issue and discusses the importance of architecture and planning in the city.
When police broke into an apartment in Sydney in January 2008 and found the decomposed body of 61-year-old Jorge Coloma, there was much community discussion of how his absence could have gone unnoticed for over a year. He had died from natural causes. No one