Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s contributing editor.
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An interview with Jonathan Franzen
The boomer supremacy
The dominance of baby boomers is becoming total
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.
Drugs are bad (part 2)
Panic about drugs has little to do with safety and a lot to do with moral prejudice
Echolalia (part 1)
The war on drugs can’t be ended by logic, statistics or facts, because it’s not about drugs
The cult of the arsehole
Australia should have a long, hard think about the kind of people we prioritise
Between the lines
Making sense of the adult colouring craze
Andrew Bolt’s anti-racism campaign isn’t going so well
Ne plus ultra
The ISIS attack on Paris can’t be shoehorned into existing narratives
A failure to differentiate itself from the Liberals has left the ALP with little to sell
A mature debate
Any argument will do when it comes to raising the GST
Stuck in flypaper
Australia has never come to terms with its role in the Iraq War. It doesn’t look like that’s going to change.
The small time
Thinking globally has to mean more than shipping refugees to Kyrgyzstan
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