Guy Rundle  — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


Guy Rundle is correspondent-at-large for Crikey. He's a former editor of Arena Magazine and contributes to a variety of publications in Australia and the United Kingdom.


Guy Rundle reads the Oz so you don’t have to

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.

Rundle: how May 1968 tricked the world into thinking Marxism was finished

May 22, 2018 2

The May 1968 uprisings sprang in part from one big question: what had happened to Marx's revolutionary working class?

How the media oversimplified the Margaret River murders

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.

Liberal Party: Civil War — a blockbuster in the making

May 18, 2018 7

Will the Liberal civil war provide as much entertainment as Labor’s night of the long butter knives?

This is apartheid, plain and simple

May 17, 2018 28

Supporters of Israel hate the apartheid comparison, but which other government does it most resemble?

Rundle: the krude yet kreative legacy of Tom Wolfe

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?

ANZ are right at home making millennials feel like it’s their fault

May 16, 2018 6

A recent ANZ ad geared at millennials buying their first home really puts the down in down payment.

Rundle: hovering between reality and a dream in the local café

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.

The big end of town v a ragtag bunch of indies in Melbourne mayoral race

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.

The crisis in the Marxist tradition

May 10, 2018 12

The greatest challenge to Marxist thinking was from the Austrian tradition.

How useful is it to be banging on about Karl Marx in the 21st century?

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?

Melbourne mayoral debate spending under the spotlight

May 7, 2018 4

How much did Sally Capp, current executive at the Property Council, spend on her campaign?

How Tim Soutphommasane took the fight to the right

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.

Tassie Liberals left teetering after floor-crossing Speaker’s coup

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?

When applying whitewash to Captain Cook, hold your brush at an obtuse angle

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.

Korean cacophony makes clear-thinking on Trump impossible

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.

Rundle: next stop, socialising Google and Facebook

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.

Breaking up the banks is a terrible solution

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.

Guy Rundle reads the Oz so you don’t have to

April 23, 2018 11

It's dirty work, but someone's gotta do it.

Why the Melbourne International Comedy Festival isn’t as funny as it used to be

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.