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The personal, the political and the personal-political. Source
The Monthly Today
The personal, the political and the personal-political
The government repeats its mistakes
Sean Kelly

The tragedy of Mark Latham

The great hope of the Labor Party has become what he once despised
Nick Dyrenfurth
To be a Muslim at this time. Source

To be a Muslim at this time

In the wake of the Westminster attack, the left and right bicker while Muslims are left voiceless
Aicha Marhfour
The Monthly Today

The unions strike back

Could Australia’s rising inequality deal the unions back into the game?
Sean Kelly

100 issues more pressing than 18C

An incomplete list of the things that should probably be capturing the attention of our politicians
Michael Cooney

The soft side of Chinese power

China’s growing media presence in Australia and around the world
Bates Gill and Linda Jakobson

Your handy guide to political newspeak

To help combat unwelcome ideas about sex, women, human rights and especially race
David Marr

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  1. The Monthly Today
    The personal, the political and the personal-political
    The government repeats its mistakes
    Sean Kelly
    The personal, the political and the personal-political. Source
  2. The tragedy of Mark Latham
    The great hope of the Labor Party has become what he once despised
    Nick Dyrenfurth
  3. 100 issues more pressing than 18C
    An incomplete list of the things that should probably be capturing the attention of our politicians
    Michael Cooney
  4. To be a Muslim at this time
    In the wake of the Westminster attack, the left and right bicker while Muslims are left voiceless
    Aicha Marhfour
    To be a Muslim at this time. Source

Politics

The lose–lose battle . Source
The lose–lose battle
Turnbull is being dragged into an 18C crusade he cannot win
Mungo MacCallum
Once were conservatives. Source
Once were conservatives
The fallout over 18C puts the Liberal Party at odds with mainstream conservatism
Nick Dyrenfurth
Pauline is no friend of the workers. Source
Pauline is no friend of the workers
One Nation’s leader claims to champion the working class, but her actions tell a different story
Nick Dyrenfurth
There’s no appeasing George. Source
There’s no appeasing George
George Christensen’s resignation as National Party whip changes little
Mungo MacCallum

Society

The shorter working week can work
It’s time to take the four-day work week seriously
Emma Dawson
The Perth Freight Link: Stranger than fiction. © Renee Schipp
The Monthly Essays
The Perth Freight Link: Stranger than fiction
The WA state election could end one of the country’s most controversial infrastructure projects
David Whish-Wilson
Holy shark. Illustration
The Nation Reviewed
Holy shark
Leonie the leopard shark’s switch to asexual reproduction is a world first
Ashley Hay
Business as usual?. Image of men at board meeting
The Monthly Essays
Business as usual?
The confused case for corporate gender equality
Cordelia Fine

Culture

Backstage drama. Still from The Salesman
Arts & Letters / Film

Backstage drama

The domestic disquiet of Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ gives way to suspense
Luke Davies
Tasmania got gamed. Image of Wrest Point casino, Sandy Bay, Tasmania
Arts & Letters / Books

Tasmania got gamed

James Boyce’s ‘Losing Streak’ investigates how one family came to rule the state’s poker-machine industry
Amanda Lohrey
Unapologetic. Image of Cat Marnell
Arts & Letters / Books

Unapologetic

Cat Marnell’s ‘How To Murder Your Life’ is an addiction memoir with a difference
Jenny Valentish
The Nation Reviewed

The unedited life

The State Library of Victoria has acquired one of Australia’s finest collections of literary papers
Thornton McCamish
Arts & Letters / Art

Sweet celebration

‘Sugar Spin’ at GOMA aims to please and to challenge
Sebastian Smee
Noted

‘Moonglow’ by Michael Chabon

Fourth Estate; $39.99
Helen Elliott
Noted

‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ by George Saunders

Bloomsbury; $29.99
Kevin Rabalais
Arts & Letters / Music

Who’s the boss now?

Bruce Springsteen is the consummate live performer
Anwen Crawford
The Monthly Essays

The character business

What does the deluge of political biography and memoir say about politicians and readers?
Mark McKenna

Environment

The Totten hots up. Image of Aurora Australis alongside Totten glacier
The Monthly Essays
The Totten hots up
A major Antarctic glacier is becoming dangerously unstable
Jo Chandler
Back from the dead. Illustration
The Nation Reviewed
Back from the dead
One dedicated bird watcher devoted years to the elusive night parrot
Anthony Ham
Malcolm Turnbull: A brief lament. Illustration
Comment
Malcolm Turnbull: A brief lament
The climate-science champion of 2010 has morphed into the fossil-fuel supporter of 2016
Robert Manne
Feeding  the  beast. Image of the Condamine River on fire
The Monthly Essays
Feeding  the  beast
Billion-dollar burnouts keep emissions rising
Richard Denniss

Economics

The new black. Image of a restaurant
The Monthly Essays
The new black
The overworked, underpaid, cash-in-hand worker is becoming increasingly common
Ann Arnold
Arrested development. Image of James Packer
The Monthly Essays
Arrested development
James Packer has been down, but he’s not out
Richard Cooke
A game theory. James Lovatt
The Monthly Essays
A game theory
Lovatts Crosswords gave its profits to employees. What went wrong?
Richard Cooke
Bust  in  the  Pilbara. Image of mining workers flying from Perth
The Monthly Essays
Bust  in  the  Pilbara
A region returns to earth
Hamish McDonald
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