Don Watson

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47 ENTRIES 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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American carnage

Donald Trump and the collapse of the Union

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What lessons will we learn from the virus?

Hope is essential, but optimism can be deadly

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Leaders and dung beetles

On John Cain, Scott Morrison and our curious inability to elect good people

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Revolutions past

Labor and the Liberals have abandoned their old ideological contests as they battle to define the values of the new middle class

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A time to remember

The passing of Labor’s great speechwriter Graham Freudenberg highlights the party’s absence of a clear rationale

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All the way with Donald J?

Australia cannot stay silent about Trump

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A pack of bankers

The financial services royal commission has revealed more than anyone banked on

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Rethinking the republic

A change in our head of state won’t change everything, and other lessons for the next push

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We are all diminished

Australian politics is full of contradictions, double standards and gaping voids

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What should we do with Captain Cook?

The pitfalls of memorialising historical figures

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The handshake

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

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New tricks

Why do our political parties persist with economic rationalism?

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American berserk

Donald Trump’s presidency feels both unprecedented and oddly familiar

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A democratic moment

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

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The mystery of Malcolm Turnbull

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

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