Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s contributing editor.
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A unitary theory of cuts
The Morrison government is using the COVID-19 crisis to devastate the public service, the ABC, the arts and tertiary education
The ministry of pandemics
How the spread of the virus revealed our leaders to us
For Robyn Davidson, her acclaimed memoir ‘Tracks’ was an act of freedom whose reception hemmed her in
Descent from the summit
Looking back on Kevin Rudd’s overly ambitious and thinly detailed Australia 2020 Summit
Peace with dishonour
On the West’s Trump-led exit from the wreckage of the Middle East
What is the lesson of Labor’s cautionary tale?
Doomsday is nigh
The ALP’s policies are mild – why are they being treated as a mortal threat?
Unable to face the wicked problem of climate change, the campaign turns personal
The humble meme merchant
The reasons for Clive Palmer’s resurgence are as inexplicable as its effects
The vision thing
So far, the federal election campaign of 2019 is a surprise return to the politics of yesteryear
News Corp: Democracy’s greatest threat
Denialism, nihilism and the Murdoch propaganda machine
The Teflon Kingdom
Saudi Arabia is confident it can buy out the West, and Australia is happy to oblige
Losing the plot: the American midterms
Tired of Winning
Caravan conspiracies, dead candidates and a miasma of acrimony … welcome to the 2018 US campaign trail
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