Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthlys contributing editor. 

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Peace with dishonour


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

The aftermath


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?

Carping emissions


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

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The humble meme merchant


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

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The vision thing


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


Denialism, nihilism and the Murdoch propaganda machine

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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