Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s contributing editor.
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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
The fabulous tale of Nelly Yoa
The Sudanese community leader and sports star’s improbable rise
Nick Kyrgios: talent to burn
Five short pieces about one of tennis’s most misunderstood players
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
Letting Catholic priests into Australia was a mistake
Centuries of failed migration policy must not be repeated
Bonfire of the narratives
How did American democracy come to this?
A game theory
Lovatts Crosswords gave its profits to employees. What went wrong?
One Nation under Pauline
Media heat obscures weak support for the played-out Pauline Hanson
Using money to shape messaging is being cemented as a permanent feature of conservative budgets
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