Richard Cooke


Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthlys US correspondent and contributing editor. 



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Is Trump responsible?

Tired of Winning

On Pittsburgh, the MAGA bomber, and presidential fire-starting

At the gateway to Cape Fear

Tired of Winning

After the storm, North Carolina is a glimpse into a climate-changed future

Heavy water

Tired of Winning

Flint, Michigan, has become a symbol of American dysfunction, but the city is operating just as intended

The Devil’s Triangle

Tired of Winning

In the Kavanaugh hearing, American partisanship reached a point of no return

In The Big House

Tired of Winning

The quintessential American cultural experience is still college football

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

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