Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthlys contributing editor. 



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James Lovatt

A game theory

Society

Lovatts Crosswords gave its profits to employees. What went wrong?

One Nation under Pauline

blog

Media heat obscures weak support for the played-out Pauline Hanson

Spending discipline

blog

Using money to shape messaging is being cemented as a permanent feature of conservative budgets

Jonathan Franzen

Canon fodder

Culture

An interview with Jonathan Franzen

A tissue of lies: Paul Sheehan and “Louise”

blog

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

Politics

The dominance of baby boomers is becoming total

Drugs are bad (part 2)

blog

Panic about drugs has little to do with safety and a lot to do with moral prejudice

Echolalia (part 1)

blog

The war on drugs can’t be ended by logic, statistics or facts, because it’s not about drugs

The cult of the arsehole

blog

Australia should have a long, hard think about the kind of people we prioritise