Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthlys contributing editor. 



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Image of Press conference at Parliament House, March 24, 2020.

The ministry of pandemics

Politics

How the spread of the virus revealed our leaders to us

Image of Kevin Rudd at the Australia 2020 Summit

Descent from the summit

Politics

Looking back on Kevin Rudd’s overly ambitious and thinly detailed Australia 2020 Summit

Image of US troops in Syria

Peace with dishonour

Politics

On the West’s Trump-led exit from the wreckage of the Middle East

The aftermath

Politics

What is the lesson of Labor’s cautionary tale?

Doomsday is nigh

Politics

The ALP’s policies are mild – why are they being treated as a mortal threat?

Carping emissions

Politics

Unable to face the wicked problem of climate change, the campaign turns personal

Image from ‘Clive Palmer: Humble Meme Merchant’

The humble meme merchant

Politics

The reasons for Clive Palmer’s resurgence are as inexplicable as its effects

Image of Bill Shorten and Scott Morrison

The vision thing

Politics

So far, the federal election campaign of 2019 is a surprise return to the politics of yesteryear

Murdoch press snippets

News Corp: Democracy’s greatest threat

Society

Denialism, nihilism and the Murdoch propaganda machine

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