Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s contributing editor.
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A loss of character
Remembering some of Sydney’s well-known streetfolk
The disappearing man
On Anthony Albanese and the Labor Party
After the chaos of Trump’s loss and the Capitol Hill riot, the Republican Party is at war with itself, and the warning signs for America are loud and clear
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
For Robyn Davidson, her acclaimed memoir ‘Tracks’ was an act of freedom whose reception hemmed her in
The ministry of pandemics
How the spread of the virus revealed our leaders to us
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
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