December 2008 – January 2009

Barack Obama at campaign rally in Cleveland, Ohio. Image: TonyTheTiger at en.wikipedia

International politics

Once upon a time in America

Getting elected in Zanesville, Ohio

Tradition, truth & tomorrow
Feeling lucky

Economics

Feeling lucky

What drives economic optimism?

Going private

Economics

Going private

Simone de Beauvoir & Jean-Paul Sartre, then & now

The Nation Reviewed  Right arrow

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Issues and policies

Managing the risk

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Issues and policies

Panic & censor

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Arts & Letters  Right arrow

Big thoughts, empire burlesque

Film

Big thoughts, empire burlesque

Oliver Stone’s ‘W’

Between a muddle & a mystery

Books

Between a muddle & a mystery

Brian Dibble’s ‘Doing Life’

A stockingful

A stockingful

Peter Craven on the best books for Summer

Slippin’

Music

Slippin’

AC/DC’s Black Ice

Southern discomfort

Southern discomfort

Tasmania’s art scene

Noted  Right arrow

‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’ by Paul Kelly & Kev Carmody

Illustrations by Peter Hudson & Gurindji schoolchildren

Encounters  Right arrow
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Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz