Richard Cooke


Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthlys contributing editor. 



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From sandstone to millstone

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Critics say unqualified private school students paying their way into uni will cheapen education. It’s a bit late for that.

Can’t chew gum at the same time

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The Freedom Fanclub’s love for Singapore shows its true priorities

Eau spéciale

Society

Fancy bottled water is sometimes worth the price

Belle’s hells

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Cancer fantasists come along all the time. So why did this one get so far?

Toughen up, princess

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Why is Mark Latham so obsessed with mental illness?

‘Chasing the Scream’ by Johann Hari

Culture

Bloomsbury; $29.99

A double disillusion election – part two

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In other countries, voters disenchanted by their options simply stop voting. While both opinion polls and a rising number of informal votes show that many Australians would like to throw up their hands, they’re instead compelled to visit the ballot …

A double disillusion election – part one

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Tony Abbott is the symptom, not the cause of the Coalition’s woes

Much obliged

Taxation

The poor face onerous rules while rich corporations avoid tax with impunity

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