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Articles by Guy Rundle

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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Rundle: so many questions from Sydney Siege, but no adequate answers

There are many unanswered questions from last year’s Sydney Siege. And an internal police investigation is unlikely to provide the comprehensive answers Australia and the victims deserve.

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Rundle: ‘Hebdoiste’ world leaders laud satire but quash true dissent

Recently converted “Hebdoiste” world leaders exemplify the meaninglessness of our post-political age.

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Rundle: Charlie Hebdo, terrorism and the distortion of popular memory

The violence against French journalists and cartoonists has shaken the world — but the reaction is something Charlie Hebdo itself would’ve mocked.

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Rundle: 2014 sounded the death knell of the Right’s ‘consoling illusions’

How will the right-wing parties of the world respond to their losses in 2014? And how will they fare in the years to come?

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Rundle: Abbott visits Iraq, desperately seeking a coherent message

Team Abbott’s surprise visit to Iraq was, to put it mildly, a little curious. To put it less mildly, the move smacks of a government desperate to find a meaningful project after a year of failures.

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Rundle: sigh, Leyonhjelm a right-wing gun nut after all

Australia is itself proof that tightening gun control laws prevents gun massacres. So why does David Leyonhjelm think that the Sydney cafe siege could have been prevented if more civilians carried guns?

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Rundle: Monis was a criminal. The Tele made him a terrorist.

The Australian tabloids gave a lone gunman exactly what he wanted — the association with Islamic State.

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Rundle: Bush v Clinton mark II and the death of democracy

Anyone can be president of the United States, so long as they come from one of two political dynasties …

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Rundle: why it is important Aboriginal Australians identify collectively

Now is not the time to emphasise difference among Aboriginal communities.

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Rundle: Warren Mundine’s individual treaty idea a confused farrago

Mundine wants to dissolve collective Aboriginal identity altogether and have Aboriginal people claim their second citizenship as that of a specific nation. This is a terrible idea.

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Rundle: if Morrison rolls Abbott, the Greens could end up stronger than ever

The Labor Party seems fresh out of ideas. And the Greens are more than happy to eat Labor’s lunch.

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Rundle: Pyne’s trip to whine country won’t help Libs win South Australia

Pyne’s desperate letters of support for ABC’s Adelaide production studio are completely detached from reality — not that we should take them at face value.

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Rundle: the Right is coming for your children

If you wonder how the “othering” of other people’s children happens, just ask Christian Kerr, who used a photo of a Senator’s daughter to illustrate a four-line “story” about nothing.

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Rundle: the legend of D.B. Cooper

As he bids farewell to the States again, our correspondent-at-large offers the tale of one of a Thanksgiving mystery which changed the experience of being a plane passenger forever.

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Rundle: the culture of fear in an America where black lives don’t matter

After years of the War on Terror breeding a climate of fear, Americans are finally rising up against authority and class divides.

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Rundle: Napthine’s loss the beginning of the end for the Right

Denis Napthine’s government has been comprehensively booted out of Victoria in a historic loss for a one-term government. And Crikey’s writer-at-large says there is more to come.

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Rundle: the eternal, unchanging, unyielding American sitcom

The sitcom will be with us as long as there are televisions.

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Rundle: in Ferguson, no justice, no peace

The protests over the grand jury decision over teenager Michael Brown’s death are unprecedented in modern America, but not unexpected.

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Rundle: how Lambie could bring down our cosy, undemocratic oligarchy

Jacqui Lambie has become even more of a wild card now that she’s ditched Clive. But what does this fiasco mean for our democracy?

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Rundle: Obama’s amnesty to illegal immigrants brings millions out of the shadows

The real and symbolic importance of Obama’s promise to provide amnesty to illegal immigrants cannot be overstated.

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Rundle: WA’s Aboriginal plan straight-up racism

Half of white rural Australia is a drain, but we overwhelmingly agree that we want it to persevere, because people live there, have made lives rich in tradition and memory there. The attack on Aboriginal Australia is about skin colour, plain and simple.

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Rundle: the Philae landing, Jonathan Swift, and Kim Kardashian’s arse

Two world-shattering events occurred last week: we landed a probe on a comet, and Kim Kardashian got naked on the cover of a magazine. Crikey’s writer-at-large ponders the significance of the two.

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Rundle: the rise of Clivosaurus a product of voter curiosity

Far from being the populist saviour of our supposedly broken political system, Clive Palmer swept to power on little more than voter curiosity, and has given Queenslanders more Lefty shtick than they expected.

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