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Articles by Guy Rundle

Rundle: Abbott should back the Kurds and their ranks of foreign fighters

Before we talk airstrikes, Abbott needs to be held to account on the greatest hypocrisy to date: the prosecution of Australian people willing to join and fight with the Kurds.

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Rundle: on Pyne’s memoir, not a lesson but a symptom of politicking and trivial fantasies

Guy Rundle reviews Christopher Pyne’s recent memoir.

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Rundle: Greece shuffling the deck chairs

What will become of Greece’s ruling Syriza party?

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Rundle: how B.A. Santamaria shaped post-war Australia

Gerard Henderson’s new book on the life and times of B.A. Santamaria is thorough, scholarly and well-researched, but more needs to be said on the man himself.

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Rundle: the world is too complex for Abbott’s dead conservatism

The failure to find a distinctive centre-right way to move Australia’s political agenda is yet another failure of the Abbott government, and of Abbott himself.

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Rundle: RIP Mark Latham, Labor’s free marketeer

In some respect, Latham was a relic of the Howard years, holding onto a version of Australia that no longer exists.

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Rundle: bring on the gay-marriage plebiscite — but do it now

There now isn’t any good reason for the pro-gay marriage campaign not to get behind a “Plebiscite Now” push.

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“Peak Guardian” watch

Yes, it’s that time of the week when all the Engels-bearded young men and women in shiny US tenpin bowling team shirts in offices from Northcote to Newtown, to that one street in Brisbane, gather round the chart above the Chemex to see who got what in the sweep … yes, it’s Peak Guardian Ratio […]

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Rundle: as sex claims lapse, is Julian Assange a free man?

The statute of limitations has expired on three of the accusations facing Assange, but one remains. But Crikey’s writer-at-large raises serious questions about the circumstances around that charge …

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Rundle: high-profile journos cop it sweet while Abbott neuters Aunty

Conservatives have been gunning for the BBC a lot longer than they have the ABC, yet the British public broadcaster retains its balls while the ABC is terrified of offending anyone.

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Rundle: Canning is where the revolution begins

Hate Abbott and live in Western Australia? Crikey’s writer-at-large has a job for you.

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Rundle: vote for the schlub

The Labor Party could truly become the party of the future. If only.

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Rundle: GOP debate comes up Trumps and wackos

Donald Trump has dominated the Republican debate, full of bluster and brio. He’ll be back in September.

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Rundle: why Abbott really supported recognition — before he didn’t

Tony Abbott’s inability to comprehend or lead the process of constitutional recognition for Australia’s indigenous people has exposed deep flaws in his political nous.

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Rundle: why the Oz has abandoned Bolt and the populist right

Andrew Bolt, Miranda Devine and Rita Panahi talk in a language no one understands anymore.

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Rundle: so much for liberalism

The individual is paramount. Except when the individual screws up, in which case it is the system that is to blame.

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On Goodes, Reclaim Australia and the Great Lathaming

Good lord, it just gets worse with trying to defend those who boo Adam Goodes. And what is up with taxi seatbelts?

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Rundle: AFL comrades, rally around Goodes — and go on strike!

AFL players must reimagine themselves as comrades, rather than commodified, alienated stars, to rally around Adam Goodes and eliminate football’s racist spectacle.

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Rundle: why Clinton needs Sanders to split the Republicans

In the desert of the real, the spectacle is all. And what a spectacle the race for US president is already turning out to be.

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Rundle: Labor signs on for efficient bastardy in an unsatisfying pageant

The Labor conference is all for show, of course. These decisions have been made long ago, behind closed doors.

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Rundle: tremble, overlords, for the socialist revolution is upon us

The frontrunner to lead the British Labour Party is an avowed socialist. Even in the US socialist Bernie Sanders is making headway. Over to you, Australia.

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Rundle: all hail the great sky god Reform!

Australia needs to plan for the crunch that is coming, and we need to re-evaluate everything. But by all means, keep chanting inanely for “Reform”.

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Rundle: Tony can look to his UK overlords as to how to gut a public broadcaster

That most cherished of British institutions, the BBC, is under attack from the Conservative government. Tony Abbott, take note.

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Rundle: Abbott’s gutting of renewables is not just dumb, it’s treason

Renewable energy is helping Australia make the transition from private to socialised power. And that scares the pants off Big Energy.

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Rundle: whatever you see in Greece, nothing is further from the truth

Alexis Tsipras is not a wild-eyed Marxist revolutionary. Nor is he Tony Blair. But the real story on Greece is only just beginning.

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