Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthlys contributing editor. 

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Losing the plot: the American midterms


Caravan conspiracies, dead candidates and a miasma of acrimony … welcome to the 2018 US campaign trail

Notes on some artefacts

Tired of Winning

Political discourse in America is becoming a semiotic hot mess

A shooting in Annapolis

Tired of Winning

The well-practised response to the violence at the Capital Gazette

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The endless reign of Rupert Murdoch


After decades of influence, the media mogul isn’t so much a person as an epoch

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Nick Kyrgios: talent to burn


Five short pieces about one of tennis’s most misunderstood players

The fabulous tale of Nelly Yoa


The Sudanese community leader and sports star’s improbable rise

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Once upon a time in the West


Conservatives pine for the days of unapologetic cultural supremacism. Do they really know what they’re getting themselves into?

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The crankhandle of history


Thirty years on, what should we make of Bruce Chatwin’s song to the songlines?


Age-old hate


Anti-Semitism is on the rise