Australian politics, society & culture


January 2013

Prancing on a volcano

May 2011

India in Africa: Catching up

David Walsh and Tasmania’s Museum of Old and New Art

High Priest

Learning from America

Patriot Acts

Recent Books about the Future


Built to Fail


‘The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn: Colour Photographs from a Lost Age’ by David Okuefuna

The Voyage of Globalisation’s Forefather

In the Wake of Magellan

The Australian Labor Party & the American Democrats

Getting Elected

Why we're still more English than American

British Rules

Writing ‘Ordinary People’s Politics’

The Contours of the Everyday

How John Howard has Changed Australia

Little America

Hip politics at the Sydney Museum of Contempory Art

John Howard in Toytown

The last word on Mark Latham, the man everyone is hearing but no one is listening to

Biff goes Bang

'The Grave at Thu Le' by Catherine Cole

A Sort of Homecoming. Familiar strands in an unfamiliar land

Still comfortable but relaxed no more in John Howard's Australia

So Happy We Could Scream