Helen Razer — Writer and broadcaster

Helen Razer

Writer and broadcaster

Helen Razer is a writer whose work appears in The Saturday Paper, Daily Review, SBS Online and Frankie. She has previously worked as a columnist for The Age and The Australian and as a broadcaster for ABC radio.

July, 2018

The Thai cave rescue was perfect for a deluded, self-congratulatory media class

, Jul 12, 2018

We know that the events that create the greatest suffering are not generally led by an expedition into a cave, but by a policy and investor class who cannot be rescued by compassion.

Razer: I turned 50 under capitalism. It was pretty shit except for the food.

, Jul 10, 2018

Aging gracefully in this country is an expensive pursuit, available only to the wealthiest of us.

The Helen Razer glossary for ruling class go-getters

, Jul 05, 2018

The Crikey Standing Committee on Deluded English presents a glossary for our go-go times

Razer: plenty of people saw Ocasio-Cortez’s win coming

, Jul 03, 2018

How exactly was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's victory a "shock" upset? People who bother to notice the fall of mainstream liberalism saw it coming a mile off.

Razer: the struggle of maintaining the rage in a place as dull as Fed Square

, Jun 29, 2018

In Australia, we yell at ugly buildings out of habit, but also to maintain the rage. To be angry at a city for its failure to meet the needs of its people is to believe, still, that you own a bit of it.  

Classless act: Helen Razer reviews Albanese’s anaemic speech to workers

, Jun 26, 2018

I do not recommend this speech to persons who do not dislike the young...

Helen Razer reviews Joe Hockey’s bizarre use of Instagram

, Jun 21, 2018

Joe, who really does look like a sweet, deluded midlife guy who genuinely believes that Fonzie is cool, does not think things through.

Razer: the muddled logic of ‘left-wing’ survivalists

, Jun 19, 2018

Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, self-identified “liberal” and even “left” preppers have been sharing tips on seed banks and buoying the bug-out sector. It’s not that prepping has gone mainstream; radically thick individualism has.

Razer: enjoy this golden age of TV while it lasts (which won’t be for much longer)

, Jun 14, 2018

The Sopranos ushered in a renaissance for the small screen, latterly continued by Netflix et al. But the economic reality of running an entertainment business like Netflix will crunch hard — and soon. So enjoy this golden age of TV, while you still can.

Home Affairs admits involvement in ‘good Muslims’ recruitment scheme

, Jun 12, 2018

How does a post-doctoral sociologist end up in a swish Sydney conference centre listening to what she soon recognised as horseshit promoted by Peter Dutton's Home Affairs Department?