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The national broadside

The Australian’s campaign against Gillian Triggs is another in a long line of crude culture-war offensives
Robert Manne
A pox on both your houses. Image of Pauline Hanson
The Monthly Essays

A pox on both your houses

How can the major parties address the rise of populism in Australia?
Andrew Charlton and Lachlan Harris
Comment

Australia divided

The electorate has fractured into three economic and cultural zones
George Megalogenis
The Monthly Essays

Duterte’s dirty war

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

Malcolm Turnbull: A brief lament

The climate-science champion of 2010 has morphed into the fossil-fuel supporter of 2016
Robert Manne
The Monthly Essays

The second coming

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

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    The second coming
    The politics of rage won’t let us listen to one another
    Christos Tsiolkas
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    A pox on both your houses
    How can the major parties address the rise of populism in Australia?
    Andrew Charlton and Lachlan Harris
    A pox on both your houses. Image of Pauline Hanson
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    Does writing matter?
    Richard Flanagan delivers the inaugural Boisbouvier Lecture
    Richard Flanagan
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    The boomer supremacy
    The dominance of baby boomers is becoming total
    Richard Cooke
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    Australia divided
    The electorate has fractured into three economic and cultural zones
    George Megalogenis
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Federal Politics

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The Nation Reviewed

Eyes wide open

What does One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts really believe?
Sam Vincent
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Comment

The mystery of Malcolm Turnbull

What does the prime minister stand for, and when will we find out about it?
Don Watson
The Monthly Today

The disease killing Turnbull’s government

And where it began
Sean Kelly
The Monthly Today

Situation Normal has to change

Parliament must act on donations
Sean Kelly
Comment

Playing charades

From the census debacle to the Don Dale scandal, politicians and the public have short memories
Nick Feik
The Monthly Today

Turnbull makes the wrong choice

Question Time kicks off
Sean Kelly
The Monthly Today

And so the new parliament begins

Reading the tea-leaves for the next three years
Sean Kelly
The Monthly Today

Naming and shaming

Scott Morrison’s class warfare
Sean Kelly
The Monthly Today

Bouncy Bill

The Opposition leader is keeping ahead of trouble
Sean Kelly

International Politics

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Comment
A democratic moment
Hillary Clinton needs her new progressive agenda as much as America does
Don Watson
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The Monthly Essays
Bonfire of  the narratives
How did American democracy come to this?
Richard Cooke
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Comment
China flexes
The dispute over the South China Sea will come to affect more than just China’s near neighbours
Michael Wesley
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Comment
The message was clear
Brexit, Trump and the federal election show how the old categories of left and right are crumbling
Richard Denniss

Issues & Policies

Rough times. © Andrew Quilty / Fairfax Images
The Monthly Essays
Rough times
Homelessness has reached crisis levels in Melbourne and Sydney
Paul Connolly
Feeding  the  beast. Image of the Condamine River on fire
The Monthly Essays
Feeding  the  beast
Billion-dollar burnouts keep emissions rising
Richard Denniss
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The Monthly Essays
Culture crisis
The arts funding cuts are just a symptom of a broader malaise in Australia
Alison Croggon
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The Monthly Essays
The eureka factory
Australia’s solar champions face an uncertain future
Ceridwen Dovey
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