Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s US correspondent and contributing editor.
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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?
Anti-Semitism is on the rise
The crankhandle of history
Thirty years on, what should we make of Bruce Chatwin’s song to the songlines?
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
An interview with Jonathan Franzen
A tissue of lies: Paul Sheehan and “Louise”
The most perfunctory of checks would have shown Paul Sheehan’s allegations were almost certainly untrue. But he couldn’t help himself.
The boomer supremacy
The dominance of baby boomers is becoming total
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