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Articles by Guy Rundle

Rundle: so you think you can effect political change? Stop holding dance-offs!

The arts community is up in arms about Brandis’ announced funding cuts. But it’s going about that protest all wrong. Here’s what would actually work.

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Rundle: no one cares about Shorten’s AWU days — and no one goes to the pub anyway

The “pub test” is a completely fabricated construct. There is no “real Australia” who go to the pub and discuss union politics anymore.

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Rundle: on Bastille Day, the EU’s headed to the guillotine

The Greek deal may or may not be good for Greece. But it almost certainly is not good for the European Union.

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Rundle: the real reason we’re afraid of a Greek default (hint: it’s not about Greece)

What would happen if we in the West realised how imaginary and counter-productive vast debt levels are?

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Rundle: through a stone glass darkly, a labyrinth of humanity

In an apartment complex 11,000 years old, Crikey’s writer-at-large discovers who we were, and who we will be.

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Rundle: in Walsh’s death, a private act of mourning becomes a media event

Mourning is a private affair, but we have turned it into a ghastly media spectacle.

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Rundle: Labor’s gay marriage obsession proves the ALP is done

If Labor has nothing more progressive to offer than same-sex marriage, there is nothing left.

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Rundle: won’t someone please help poor Erica?

Eric Abetz is so lost at sea when trying to describe why he opposes same-sex marriage. Crikey’s writer-at-large is struck with an urge to help him out.

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Rundle: Reece Harding was a hero, this government a sleazy absurdity

If we think Islamic State is the epitome of evil and must be stopped, why do we then threaten those who try to stop it?

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Rundle: Q&A, The Australian, and why the right is scared to death of ideas

The Australian says some people should not be allowed to speak in public because they themselves are “despicable”. Where are the free speech classical liberals?

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Rundle: Freedom Boy and Eeyore’s Q&A misadventure

Paul Kelly and Tim Wilson did their valiant best to attack the ABC for allowing Zaky Mallah to ask a question on Q&A. It did not go so well …

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Rundle: a Grexit would put an end to the great European experiment

Is Greece about to shatter the dream of a united Europe? If so, you can blame the neoliberals.

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Rundle: How Q&A wedged the right

Asking Nick Cater and Freedom Boy Tim Wilson to join the Q&A panel was a masterstroke. But now it’s all up to Wilson.

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Rundle: Obamacare victory is a big fucking deal

Obamacare has established a beachhead, and from there, a push to expand and extend public health can now be mounted.

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Rundle: what Paul Kelly doesn’t get about Marxism (or the Catholic Church)

No, Paul Kelly, the Catholic Church is not actually an institution that worships at the altar of the free market.

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Rundle: Liberals hate Q&A because it is, well, liberal

The furore over Zaky Mallah has exposed Australia’s real attitudes towards free speech and genuine liberal democracy.

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Rundle: the paralysing fear of Zaky Mallah’s hat

Do we really think the cops need to vet a TV studio audience to protect them from dangerous ideas?

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Rundle: Captain Tony’s pleasure cruise is taking on water, and fast

The Coalition can only buy itself a little bit more time before the whole thing goes down in flames. But will it run out of things to burn before the Labor Party itself sinks without a trace?

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Rundle: in a Yazidi refugee camp, a liminal people lost, pining for anywhere

After a last-minute and perilous escape from genocidal Islamic State, the remaining Yazidis are stuck in a refugee camp, waiting for somewhere to go.

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Rundle: the fractured lives of Kurdistan, as Turkey wrestles with the cost of peace

Islamists shot up a hotel only a few doors down from where Crikey’s writer-at-large Guy Rundle is staying. And that’s not even the scariest part.

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Rundle: a tense Turkey holds its breath for election fallout

The Kurdish HDP has won a historic victory in Turkey. But the ruling establishment is not going down without a fight.

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Rundle: Kurdish HDP party victorious in a resplendent Turkey

Crikey’s writer-at-large gets to know the Kurdish party the HDP as they pull in enough votes to curb the ruling AKP.

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Rundle: death to Whitlamism, the right is imploding, and quit your job, right now!

Crikey’s writer-at-large is on a terrace in Istanbul, reflecting on the week that was and why you should stop making arseholes rich.

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Rundle: RIP Charles Kennedy (and capitalism)

The right is collapsing, capitalism is dead, FIFA are getting their just desserts, and Charles Kennedy is dead. What a week.

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Rundle: why Ireland is showing us up in same-sex marriage

Australian politics is so broken we can’t even pass something that 70% of the population support.

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