December 2016 – January 2017


Magazine

December 2016 – January 2017

Australia divided

The second coming

A pox on both your houses

Duterte’s dirty war

The narrator

Looking for moles

Towards joy

Nostalgia

Instructions for a lover

The second coming

The politics of rage won’t let us listen to one another


The Nation Reviewed

Australia divided

The electorate has fractured into three economic and cultural zones

Malcolm Turnbull: A brief lament

The climate-science champion of 2010 has morphed into the fossil-fuel supporter of 2016

Rhodes dollars

The Rhodes Scholarship is slowly embracing diversity

A moveable feast

What does it take to transform the National Gallery of Australia into the Palace of Versailles?

The hand of faith

In 1980 a giant gold nugget changed the Hillier family’s fortunes


The Monthly Essays

The second coming

The politics of rage won’t let us listen to one another

A pox on both your houses

How can the major parties address the rise of populism in Australia?

Duterte’s dirty war

A trip to the Philippines reveals the human cost of the war on drugs

Green fields and blue sky

Is Nick Cleary’s ambitious CLARA project the answer to Australia’s fast-rail question?

The art of biography

The author stays out of the picture, and other personal rules of writing


Medicine

Performance check-up

How should doctors be assessed? And how should they assess themselves?

Medicine

Arts & Letters

A new world for the making

‘O’Keefe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism’ brings together three giants of modernism

The narrator

In Zadie Smith’s new novel ‘Swing Time’, identity is always under construction

Looking for moles

The third volume in ASIO’s official history confirms infiltration by Soviet intelligence

Through the dark glass

Netflix’s ‘Black Mirror’ is ‘The Twilight Zone’ for our tech-obsessed times

Towards joy

Pop music is more than lyrics on a page



Noted

‘Nude: Art from the Tate Collection’ Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, until 5 February By Julie Ewington


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