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The selfish gene James Boyce
Monday, 14th July 2014
Richard Dawkins published The Selfish Gene in 1976, the book that established his reputation and which, his closest supporters maintain, ‘takes pride of...
 
 
Gymnausea John Maloney
Thursday, 10th July 2014
I went to the Melbourne Museum’s Aztec exhibition a few weekends ago. Powerful stuff. It’s interesting to think about how much our culture(s) might have in...
 
 
A rich history of failure: Australian history according to undergraduates Professor Neve R Stenning-Stihl
Monday, 7th July 2014
What follows is a collection of excerpts from genuine undergraduate history essays across Australia. Compiled by Professor Neve R. Stenning-Stihl, here is...
 
 
Rooting for the ABC Michaela McGuire
Thursday, 3rd July 2014
In October 2013, ABC TV and Screen Australia announced a call out for ‘Fresh Blood’, an initiative that offered twenty aspiring comedy creators...
 
 
Why is Australia not a republic? John Hirst
Wednesday, 2nd July 2014
With all the changes wrought by World War II, Australia was in the 1950s still a British society. I can testify to that. In school I learnt British history,...
 
 
Editor’s Note July 2014 Nick Feik
Tuesday, 1st July 2014
When the Monthly published Richard Flanagan’s magisterial essay on Gunns in May 2007, the logging behemoth seemed as powerful in Tasmania as a company could...
 
 
Clive Palmer feeds chooks, Canberra goes bizarro Michaela McGuire
Thursday, 26th June 2014
After almost 24 hours of head-scratching, journalists all around the country have fairly uniformly labelled Clive Palmer’s press conference the most ...
 
 
Welcome First Dog on the Moon! The Monthly
Wednesday, 25th June 2014
The Monthly is delighted to announce that its July issue (on shelves Monday) will feature First Dog on the Moon in the first of regular Monthly contributions...
 
 
Dragon's tail: The lucky country after the China boom Andrew Charlton
Tuesday, 24th June 2014
In the sunlit residence of the Australian Embassy in Beijing, on a mild and clear afternoon in August 2008, the ambassador’s staff were preparing a...
 
 
The Australian's war on plain packaging Mungo MacCallum
Monday, 23rd June 2014
Let me declare an interest. I smoked heavily until 1990, when I quit. I have not touched a cigarette for 24 years. I was diagnosed with throat cancer earlier...
 
 

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