Richard Cooke


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



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Belle’s hells

blog

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

Toughen up, princess

blog

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

blog

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

blog

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

‘The Political Bubble’ by Mark Latham

Books

Macmillan Australia; $32.99

Airwave wars

Sydney's CB radio scene is a battlefield

Bill Shorten and Tony Abbott at the opening of parliament, November 2013. © Gary Ramage / Newspix  

The people versus the political class

essay

The distance between us and our rulers is getting bigger

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