Max Wallace, PhD, was the tutor in sociology and also occasionally politics at the Centre for Continuing Education at ANU from 1983 to 2003. He also lectured in politics at the Canberra College of Advanced Education in the 1980s. His book ‘The Purple Economy’ was published in 2007. He edited ‘Realising Secularism: Australia and New Zealand’ in 2010. He is now secretary of the Rationalist Association of NSW. You can follow Max on Twitter @Soft_Theocracy.