Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s contributing editor.
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Ne plus ultra
The ISIS attack on Paris can’t be shoehorned into existing narratives
A mature debate
Any argument will do when it comes to raising the GST
A failure to differentiate itself from the Liberals has left the ALP with little to sell
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
How did Australian leadership get so unstable?
Something old, something blue
Julia Gillard has changed her mind on same-sex marriage. But has she reformed?
Nope, nope, nope
Why Australia won’t help the Rohingya
A quality of chaos
The literary comic novel and Steve Toltz’s ‘Quicksand’
Why would the Coalition give Bjorn Lomborg four million dollars? It can already ignore his advice for free
From sandstone to millstone
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
The Freedom Fanclub’s love for Singapore shows its true priorities
Fancy bottled water is sometimes worth the price
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