Richard Cooke is a writer, broadcaster and contributing editor to The Monthly.
Articles by this author
Conservatives pine for the days of unapologetic cultural supremacism. Do they really know what they’re getting themselves into?
Once upon a time in the West
Thirty years on, what should we make of Bruce Chatwin’s song to the songlines?
The crankhandle of history
Centuries of failed migration policy must not be repeated
Letting Catholic priests into Australia was a mistake
Using money to shape messaging is being cemented as a permanent feature of conservative budgets
The most perfunctory of checks would have shown Paul Sheehan’s allegations were almost certainly untrue. But he couldn’t help himself.
A tissue of lies: Paul Sheehan and “Louise”
Panic about drugs has little to do with safety and a lot to do with moral prejudice
Drugs are bad (part 2)
The war on drugs can’t be ended by logic, statistics or facts, because it’s not about drugs
Echolalia (part 1)
Australia should have a long, hard think about the kind of people we prioritise
The cult of the arsehole