Waleed Aly


Waleed Aly
Waleed Aly is an ABC Radio National broadcaster, former practising solicitor and a lecturer in politics at Monash University. He is the author of People Like Us and Quarterly Essay 37, 'What's Right? The Future of Conservatism in Australia', published in 2010.



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Gold is good

AFL

The Olympics, Sport and National Pride

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Comment: The Australian Solution

Asylum seekers

There was a Pacific Solution, a Malaysia Solution and, fleetingly, until someone thought to ask the Timorese, an East Timor Solution. But what exactly is the problem? I’m not asking rhetorically. It’s a serious question, perhaps the most …

Protestors call Hosni Mubarak to account in Cairo, 8 April 2011. © Misam Saleh/AFP/Getty Images

After spring

Politics

The struggle for liberation in the Middle East

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

National curriculum

Politics

In late February, the Legislative Assembly in South Dakota passed a resolution urging public schools throughout the state to teach that “global warming is a scientific theory rather than a proven fact”. Perhaps that’s true: I lack the scientific …

Obscured by clouds

Culture

Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Racism, Australian-style

Politics

For all Kevin Rudd’s fantasies of international leadership, Australia rarely impinges on the consciousness of the wider world. We are neither sufficiently powerful nor sufficiently strife-torn to command global attention. Our prime minister can slip …

'We Are One': Barack Obama delivering his pre-inaugural speech, Lincoln Memorial, 18 January 2009. Image: USAF

Patriot acts

Politics

Learning from America



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