Richard Cooke is The Monthly’s contributing editor.
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Cancer fantasists come along all the time. So why did this one get so far?
‘Chasing the Scream’ by Johann Hari
Toughen up, princess
Why is Mark Latham so obsessed with mental illness?
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
The poor face onerous rules while rich corporations avoid tax with impunity
‘The Political Bubble’ by Mark Latham
Macmillan Australia; $32.99
Sydney's CB radio scene is a battlefield
The people versus the political class
The distance between us and our rulers is getting bigger
Let’s stop pretending the Liberal Party believes in free speech
You'd need a heart of stone not to laugh at right-wing think-tanker Tim Wilson becoming a Human Rights Commissioner. Whatever the merits of his appointment, it’s an ace piece of industrial strength trolling by George Brandis, parachuting a culture warrior …
Rewriting the Gillard years
The Tea Party takes its medicine
For the other countries of the first world, a US government shutdown is a real curiosity. It might even be exciting, if it wasn’t for the consequences. We all have political problems, but only America deals with them by becoming Somalia for a while. …
What Labor hasn’t learnt
The delusion continues post-election
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