Gideon Haigh

Gideon Haigh



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Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Backing the truck up

nation_reviewed

Australians go to the polls this month in elections with a huge bearing on their future prosperity, in which they will not only return every candidate by an overwhelming majority but consent to the massive pay rises these people have demanded - pay rises, …

Let a thousand weeds bloom

arts

Andrew Keen’s ‘The Cult of the Amateur’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Trunk call

Society

A story is told of the young Tom Stoppard applying for a job in Fleet Street. "It says here you're interested in politics," said the interviewer. "OK. Who's the home secretary?" Stoppard blandly returned his gaze. "I said I was interested," he answered. …

Who’s afraid of Macquarie Bank?

essay

The story of the millionaire’s factory

Shute the messenger

Society

How the end of the world came to Melbourne

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Out of Africa

Society

In the 1960s, one of the catchcries of the anti-apartheid movement seeking the exile of South African athletes was "no normal sport in an abnormal society". So judgemental. Surely that should have been "differently abled" society. And hey, what's normal …

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arts

Fred Hilmer’s ‘The Fairfax Experience’

The war not thought

arts

Les Carlyon’s ‘The Great War’

British rules

essay

Why we’re still more English than American

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