December 2008 – January 2009

International politics

Once upon a time in America

Getting elected in Zanesville, Ohio

Economics

Feeling lucky

What drives economic optimism?

Economics

Going private

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

The Nation Reviewed

Issues and policies

Managing the risk

Issues and policies

Panic & censor

Arts & Letters

Film

Big thoughts, empire burlesque

Oliver Stone’s ‘W’

Books

Between a muddle & a mystery

Brian Dibble’s ‘Doing Life’

A stockingful

Peter Craven on the best books for Summer

Music

Slippin’

AC/DC’s Black Ice

Southern discomfort

Tasmania’s art scene

Noted

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

Illustrations by Peter Hudson & Gurindji schoolchildren

Encounters

Cartoon