Richard Cooke


Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthlys US correspondent and contributing editor. He is also The Saturday Paper’s sports editor.



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Notes on some artefacts

Tired of Winning

Political discourse in America is becoming a semiotic hot mess

The energy exchange

Tired of Winning

Fifty years on, the divisions so starkly demonstrated at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago look irreconcilable

One million monkeys

Tired of Winning

A loss of faith in traditional media was inevitable. But what has replaced it?

Alt right on the night

Tired of Winning

One of the extreme right’s greatest harms may turn out to be opportunity cost

Extraordinary Russian collusion and the madness of crowds

Tired of Winning

The story of Trump campaign collusion looks set to disappear in a mass of conspiracy theories

The aesthetic of the AR-15

Tired of Winning

Shooting did not give me an erection or PTSD, but it did show me more than I anticipated

Truth kicks the bucket

Tired of Winning

George Orwell is not the right tool for understanding Trumpism

Goat rodeo in Helsinki

Tired of Winning

As American diplomacy reaches a new low, perhaps it’s time to start looking for the upside

Political poison: EPA head Scott Pruitt leaves Washington

Tired of Winning

The corrupt agency chief was not the only person to equate luxury with security

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