Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthlys contributing editor. 



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Image of Barack Obama voting in Chicago, Illinois

Losing the plot: the American midterms

Politics

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

Society

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

Society

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

The fabulous tale of Nelly Yoa

Society

The Sudanese community leader and sports star’s improbable rise

Image of Pope John Paul II in Gabon, 1982

Once upon a time in the West

Society

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

Culture

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

Illustration

Age-old hate

Society

Anti-Semitism is on the rise