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Articles by Guy Rundle

Rundle: what will become of Sanaa when the fighting ends?

One of the great masterpieces of the world is the centre of heavy fighting in Yemen. Who knows what we will find when the smoke clears …

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Rundle: UK election going the full Monty

Ed “Two Kitchens” Miliband has an inexplicable lead over David Cameron. But neither of them can deliver workable government.

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Rundle: the dark side to Mia Freedman’s life blather

Mia Friedman has written a long article about her anxiety and the marvelous medicine that cures it. But she doesn’t mention all those silly side effects — like coma, convulsions and possibly death.

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Rundle: Fraser’s great act of courage

Malcolm Fraser made a remarkable journey from Right to Left, and if it was incomplete, partial, contradictory, it is no less brave.

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Rundle: farewell to Fraser, a political exile and the last of his kind

Malcolm Fraser’s journey from upper-crust Liberal to Greens-supporting Leftie managed to alienate just about everyone.

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Rundle: Abbott’s Goebbels gaffe sticks to the script

Tony Abbott follows a strict three-step process to cocking up — and all three were in evidence yesterday with his Goebbels remark.

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Rundle: what we can do now to save Chan and Sukumaran

Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran could be granted a few more months before their executions. Those who want to campaign for them should not let this time go to waste.

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Rundle: the Tony Abbott guide to cock-ups in three easy steps

With his Paddy’s Day address, Abbott managed to insult a people who are quite happy to acknowledge that they’re drunks.

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Rundle: one cheer for Clive, unlikely saviour of the Left

It was Clive Palmer who stopped the government passing its disastrous budget, so stop dancing on his political grave.

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Rundle: what Abbott means by ‘lifestyle choice’

As a staunch Catholic, Tony Abbott genuinely believes non-Christian societies are inferior. And that is manifesting itself in the closing of 100 WA communities.

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Rundle: Latham’s twisted fantasy echoes Labor’s disconnect

A film about a high-flying ego brought down by delusions of omnipotence? No wonder Birdman has Latham feeling anxious.

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Rundle: Leyonhjelm is right about constitutional recognition … sort of

Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal people should not be taken as a sine qua non on the path to equality.

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Rundle: Crosby, swill and trash

Lynton Crosby is pulling out all the stops for the Tories in the UK. And, in this case, the stops include xenophobic dog whistles and taking on the teachers.

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Rundle: the Right roadkill on the way to a new republic

Guess what? The Australian people actually like the human rights commission and Gillian Triggs, and News Corp and the Right find themselves on the wrong side of history.

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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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