May 22, 2018 2
Even a casual glance at The Australian reveals that the right is at war with itself, even if it won't admit to it.
May 22, 2018 2
The May 1968 uprisings sprang in part from one big question: what had happened to Marx's revolutionary working class?
May 21, 2018 14
There was the "good bloke" narrative simplification, of course. But reactions against this "good bloke" narrative produced an equal and opposite simplification.
May 18, 2018 7
Will the Liberal civil war provide as much entertainment as Labor’s night of the long butter knives?
May 17, 2018 28
Supporters of Israel hate the apartheid comparison, but which other government does it most resemble?
May 16, 2018 12
Tom Wolfe will be remembered as one of the pioneers of "New Journalism", but how did this journalism age and where does it stand today?
May 16, 2018 6
A recent ANZ ad geared at millennials buying their first home really puts the down in down payment.
May 15, 2018 12
Too much screen time isn't going to turn humans into vacant automatons. But it is possible to get things wrong within cultures, and to do so for decades at a time.
May 11, 2018 1
Forget about the issues like the Queen Victoria Market and the Apple store. The mayoral byelection to replace Robert Doyle seems to about be the full cast of characters seeking the gig.
May 10, 2018 12
The greatest challenge to Marxist thinking was from the Austrian tradition.
May 9, 2018 50
The world seems to be throwing him a hell of a 200th birthday celebration, but what's really behind the fervour of these think pieces?
May 7, 2018 4
How much did Sally Capp, current executive at the Property Council, spend on her campaign?
May 3, 2018 14
There needs to be, in every cause, people who fight for nothing other than that cause, and Tim Soutphommasane has been that, despite his ideological flaws.
May 2, 2018 11
A stealthy move by Tasmanian Liberal MP Sue Hickey to steal the Speaker's chair has seen her colleagues in the Hodgman government left with a fragile balance. But could it just be the past catching up with them?
May 1, 2018 18
A recent piece by Nick Cater in The Australian responds to a defence of graffiti on a Captain Cook statute in Sydney.
April 30, 2018 5
In the absence of hard information, ludicrous, simplistic arguments, pro- and anti-Trump, are being projected onto the event by all sides.
April 26, 2018 6
As the banking Royal Commission makes clear, the need for social ownership and public control of financial institutions is more important than ever. And it doesn't stop there.
April 24, 2018 15
"Breaking up the banks" takes us backward; it uses the powers of the state to try and create a Jurassic Park of big beasts, freezing capitalist development at a certain stage, which is taken to be the natural order.
April 23, 2018 11
It's dirty work, but someone's gotta do it.
April 20, 2018 11
What may really be flattening out the mood at the festival is the "acknowledgement of country", which is played at the start of each show.