Mungo MacCallum

Mungo MacCallum
Mungo MacCallum is a political journalist and commentator. His books include Run Johnny Run, Poll Dancing, and Punch and Judy. Visit his blog, The View from Billinudgel.

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Evolution baby


The year is 1830. William IV has ascended the British throne and Andrew Jackson is US president. France is in revolt after Charles X attempted to restore the absolute power of the monarchy. Joseph Smith is setting up the Mormons in Utah while a flu epidemic …

The Vanishing. It wasn’t the time, but he was the leader Labor had to have.


‘Loner: Inside a Labor Tragedy’ by Bernard Lagan

From nation to now


When a new Australian magazine invites me to reminisce about old Australian magazines I have worked for, it has either a lot of courage or a shocking grasp of my history. True, I have written for so many weeklies, fortnightlies, monthlies and quarterlies …