Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthlys US correspondent and contributing editor. 

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Fancy bottled water is sometimes worth the price

Belle’s hells


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

Toughen up, princess


Why is Mark Latham so obsessed with mental illness?

‘Chasing the Scream’ by Johann Hari


Bloomsbury; $29.99

A double disillusion election – part two


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


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

Much obliged


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

‘The Political Bubble’ by Mark Latham


Macmillan Australia; $32.99

Airwave wars

Sydney's CB radio scene is a battlefield