Richard Cooke

Richard Cooke
Richard Cooke is The Monthlys contributing editor. 



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Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Bugging out

Society

Simon Beer has spent the past five years trying to convince himself that the Apocalypse will be fun. Not that he calls it the Apocalypse. His fellow survivalists call it TEOFTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) or the Long Emergency, the Collapse, …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Kuru awareness week

Society

The US Vice President, Dick Cheney, took an unwelcome guest home with him from his recent Australian trip. Never a healthy man (he has had four heart attacks and a quadruple bypass), the VP complained of calf pain on his return and, sure enough, an ultrasound …

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Why drug dealers vote Liberal

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Mitch may have stopped dealing drugs but he still wears the uniform of his former profession. His outfit is an expo for man-made fibres – nylon and rayon, teflon and polyester. His phone rings constantly, bathing the underside of his face in light. …