Don Watson


Don Watson
Don Watson is an award-winning author and former speechwriter for Paul Keating. His books include Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language, Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: A Portrait of Paul Keating PMAmerican JourneysThe Bush, the Quarterly Essay ‘Enemy Within: American Politics in the Time of Trump’ and There It Is Again, a collection of his writing.



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What should we do with Captain Cook?

Politics

The pitfalls of memorialising historical figures

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The handshake

Politics

Could Donald Trump finally force Australia to critically examine its feudal obligations to the US?

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New tricks

Politics

Why do our political parties persist with economic rationalism?

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American berserk

Politics

Donald Trump’s presidency feels both unprecedented and oddly familiar

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A democratic moment

Politics

Hillary Clinton needs her new progressive agenda as much as America does

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The mystery of Malcolm Turnbull

Politics

What does the prime minister stand for, and when will we find out about it?

These divided states of America

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Americans are split along party lines as never before

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Living within our platitudes

Politics

Whatever the politicians say, we can't afford to skimp on education

Turnbull’s rightful place

Politics

The prime minister does not seem to be himself at all

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