Kevin Donnelly is a persuasive contributor to the endless battle of ideas. He fights the good fight. He continually reminds us of the debt we owe to western civilisation, and in particular the extent to which Judaeo-Christian values have shaped so much of what we hold dear.
John Howard, former prime minister of AustraliaDISCOVER MORE
Like Roger Scruton before him Kevin is committed to a liberal view of education, one based on truth and wisdom and on Christian morals and beliefs. Like Scruton, too, he does not shrink from challenging the cultural Left and taking on the PC movement.
Kathy Gyngell editor the UK based The Conservative WomanDISCOVER MORE
Kevin Donnelly is one of Australia’s leading conservative public intellectuals and cultural warriors.
Kevin Donnelly is one of Australia’s leading conservative public intellectuals and cultural warriors. Since first warning about the dangers of political correctness in 1992 Kevin has engaged in the battle of ideas against the cultural-left’s long march through the institutions.
In opposition to politically correct indoctrination and group think exemplified by critical theory,identity politics and victimhood Kevin argues for what T S Eliot describes as the "preservation of learning, for the pursuit of truth, and in so far as men are capable of it, the attainment of wisdom".
"Preservation of learning, for the pursuit of truth, and in so far as men are capable of it, the attainment of wisdom"
T S Elliot
As an experienced and much sought after educationalist, author and public commentator Kevin has years of experience researching, publishing and speaking on topics as diverse as the purpose of education, how best to raise standards, international developments in education, school funding, the impact of political correctness, the origins and impact of the ‘culture wars’ and the significance of Western civilisation and Judeo-Christianity.
After losing his son, James, in a hit and run accident Kevin wrote Taming the Black Dog and also is available to talk about how best to build resilience and cope with anxiety and depression.