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Articles by Guy Rundle

Rundle: a tale of civilisation, repression and the joy of S&M

Crikey’s correspondent-at-large traces the history of Western sexual liberation.

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Rundle: American Sniper is the self-hating nihilism of a nation in decay

American Sniper’s alleged anti-war complexities are nothing more than self-pity from a nation that’s lost all meaning.

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Rundle: imploding Right in its Winter Palace turns against the people

Desperate, the Right has fallen back on national security fears and blaming “the mob” for its many misfortunes.

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Rundle: we are watching the throes of a dying govt, and it is so good

Like Howard in 2007, Abbott is politically dead — he just doesn’t seem to have noticed yet.

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Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

Greece has decided to stick it to the EU and extend its current loan arrangement. Germany says “nein”. Who will blink first?

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Rundle: what ‘political correctness’ means in 2015

Why is that most ’90s of terms, “political correctness”, back in public discourse?

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Rundle: defence of refugees begins at Gillian Triggs

Anyone who wants to stand up for the humane treatment of asylum seekers must defend Gillian Triggs from horrific attacks from the Right. And Crikey’s writer-at-large has some ideas on just how to do it.

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Rundle: how to save the Bali Nine

Smug moral superiority won’t save Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. What’s required is an audacious creativity. But what are the odds the Abbott government has got the resolve to make it happen?

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Rundle: The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of Tony Abbott

Who is Tony Abbott? An increasingly musclebound British Catholic lunatic, with a withered sense of self, obsessed with the rule of providence.

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Rundle: understanding anti-vaxxers

The anti-vaxx crowd are wrong, but that does not mean they are irrational.

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Rundle: how to make real progress on Closing the Gap

The stagnant problems that “Close the Gap” has identified are either extremely complex and multidimensional, or they are simple and being made complex by the notion that they can be solved without the application of sufficient money to solve them.

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Rundle: Abbott has been unmasked, and so has the batty Right

Abbott has survived, but his party has no idea what it is anymore.

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Rundle: how the Labor party could reinvent itself — and save Australian politics

By believing that there is no other way to have big transformative ideas other than they be collective and class-based, Labor is missing out on the move it needs to make to transform itself into an agenda-setting party.

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Rundle: if Abbott goes, Labor will have to do some serious soul-searching

Labor has had 16 months to define itself as something other than just “not Abbott”. So far, it has come up empty.

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Rundle: why they can’t roll Abbott, Australia’s David Brent

Tony Abbott is living in a nonsensical world of his own creation, but his colleagues will find it difficult to force him out now.

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Rundle: in Greece, on the cusp of history

Greece is a long way from saved, but the ascension of Syriza should provide a political road map for aspiring left-wing governments.

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Rundle: Prince Philip knighthood may be Abbott’s finest service to the Liberal Party

Sir Prince Philip may just be the death of irony, once and for all.

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Rundle: the notorious Allen Jones, who shocked the unshockable

Allen Jones has gone from enfant terrible of the avant-garde to a bit of a historical footnote.

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Rundle: comrades, Greece is the word

The Left is in power in Greece for the first time in years — can an alliance of communists, socialists and fellow travellers stand up to the troika?

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Rundle: did the AFP trade away the lives of the Bali Nine?

If Australian nationality means anything, the Australian government needs to do everything in its power to prevent its citizens — even the ratbag, drug-smuggling ones — from being executed abroad.

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Rundle: Obama has no hope of achieving his agenda, so why is he smiling?

President Barack Obama was in his element at the annual State of the Union address, despite knowing that almost none of his legislative agenda will pass a recalcitrant Congress.

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Rundle: the complicated and weird electoral maths of the UK election

This was meant to be Labour’s year, right? But then UKIP, the Greens, some Scottish nationals and maybe even the hapless Lib-Dems got in the way.

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Rundle: leaking the ‘Multi-function Polis’, or how I won the 1990 election for Andrew Peacock

Crikey’s writer-at-large comes clean on his baffling role as a whistleblower in the 1990 election.

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Rundle: Europe’s post-Hebdo hangover

With David Cameron and Francois Hollande desperately capitalising on #jesuischarlie, our own pollies make their own political plays.

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Rundle: after Hebdo, the world enters political limbo

Both the Right and the Left have eschewed any attempt to sensibly comprehend and politically locate the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

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