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Articles by Guy Rundle

Rundle: on Anzac Day in Dublin and a cause worth dying for

The Easter Rising was worth becoming a martyr for, but Anzac Day collapses under the weight of its own meaninglessness.

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Rundle: the guns of August, the landing at Gallipoli, and the complicated reasoning of WW I

World War I was the confluence of a huge number of factors, and Gallipoli was just one tiny part of a dramatic world shift that continues to this day.

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Rundle: Nazi trial a triumph of our imagined good over evil

As another former Auschwitz guard stands trial, is it too easy to stand on history’s moral high ground and presume we would act differently?

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Rundle: Tories, Tories everywhere

The Tories are back in attack-dog mode, trying to scare the horses over fears of Scottish secession. Plus there are a few good scandals cropping up on the hustings …

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Rundle: authoritarianism, not terrorists, killed Charlie Hebdo

France is locking up people because of what they say on the street. And other Western powers are saying nothing.

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Rundle: the UK was destroyed long ago

Margaret Thatcher destroyed the UK decades ago. Now we’re just waiting for everyone to realise it.

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Rundle: on the hustings with Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson tries his best to woo a legion of Conservative Party voters in London.

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Rundle: did Sinn Fein just drop a bomshell?

The challengers have debated, with the winner perhaps being Ed Miliband. who was not even there.

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Rundle: the Right really do not want to open the Anzac can of worms

Insisting that Turkey hold a truth and reconciliation commission into the slaughter of Armenians around the time of the Gallipoli landing will raise some very uncomfortable questions about Australia’s own behaviour.

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Rundle: not your mother’s Clinton v Bush

Hillary Clinton is an inspiring candidate, and no, she’s not just riding on Bill’s coattails as Dubya ran on H.W.’s.

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Rundle: what the UK election will come down to

Labour’s campaign is going better than anyone expected, but the Tories will probably still win.

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Rundle: if words could describe acting, it wouldn’t be art

From Daniel Day-Lewis as Lincoln to Mark Rylance as Henry VIII, demythologised “anti-acting” is to be celebrated, for it happens only rarely.

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Rundle: how to defeat Reclaim Australia

The anti-Muslim Reclaim Australia will not be stopped with counter-demonstrations or vile attacks. But there is something we can do.

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Rundle: spreading contagion of Greens Derangement Syndrome

Labor and conservative columnists are apoplectic over the rise of the Greens. Good god, they like French films and even ice cream!

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Rundle: UK election neck-and-neck, but UK itself on shaky ground

Both Labour and the Tories are ignoring a pretty big elephant in the room — that the United Kingdom itself could be breaking up.

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Rundle: ‘depression confessional’ culture obscures the true nature of mental illness

Mia Freedman’s original confessional on her anxiety, coupled with her supporters’ follow-up commentary, display a profound lack of understanding of the historical and social causes of depression and anxiety.

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Rundle: can the current sleazy crew of chancers hold on in the UK?

David Cameron should have this election sewn up. But the Tories have the problem of convincing voters to like them, and thus far it has not been a roaring success.

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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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