Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s contributing editor.
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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
Through the hate tunnel
Grappling with the paintings of George W. Bush
Notes on some artefacts
Political discourse in America is becoming a semiotic hot mess
A shooting in Annapolis
The well-practised response to the violence at the Capital Gazette
The endless reign of Rupert Murdoch
After decades of influence, the media mogul isn’t so much a person as an epoch
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
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?
The crankhandle of history
Thirty years on, what should we make of Bruce Chatwin’s song to the songlines?
Anti-Semitism is on the rise
The Australian right is startling for its incoherence
James Packer has been down, but he’s not out
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