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Jeff Sparrow — Writer, editor and broadcaster

Jeff Sparrow

Writer, editor and broadcaster

Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley award-winning writer, editor, broadcaster, and an Honorary Fellow at Victoria University. His is the author of several books including “Trigger Warnings” and “Fascists Among Us”.

Johannes Leak with former prime minister Tony Abbott (Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

Johannes Leak follows in the footsteps of his father, but can only go so far

Leak the Younger isn't as artistically talented as his dad was. But he’s already displayed a prodigious talent for the callousness his father only embraced later in life.

Triggered: contradictions and resentment collide in Donald Trump Jr's new book

In Donald Trump Jr's Triggered: How the Left thrives on hate and wants to silence us, we see the depressingly plausible prospect of a second Trump in the White House.

A far-right protest (Image: AAP/Dan Peled)

The Fascists Among Us: how right wing ideology evolves in plain sight

The Christchurch gunman emerged from a fascist subculture in which he’d previously been a minor and anonymous figure. The next killer will be the same.

Interminable right-wing 'influencer' Milo Yiannopoulos.

Guess who's back...

Disgraced alt-right golden boy Milo Yiannopoulos has rebranded as the new leader of young Christian conservatives known as 'Groypers'.

(Image: Flickr/Man Alive)

The Smiths were far more than what Morrissey’s become

Morrissey's embrace of the far right makes you go back to the old records wondering what you missed. Does the music still sound the same?

Tony Abbott and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Budapest (Image: Hungarian Prime Minister's Press Office/EPA)

Where's the outrage about conservatives fawning over Hungary's far-right?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán made his name by employing ethnonationalism and anti-Semitism. Where's the outcry about his Australian cheer squad?

Why the world loves watching animals 

A Melbourne nest of peregrine falcons is the focus of one of Australia's most wholesome fandoms. How and why did we become so obsessed?

(Image: AAP/Joel Carrett)

An incomplete list of the things Scott Morrison wants kids to worry about

Climate change? Pfft. Forget about it! The real danger comes from African gangs... and gender-neutral toilets... and asylum seekers... and those terrifying electric cars!


Coal-loving Morrison scolds China over emissions

Australia may be the world’s third-largest exporter of CO2 in fossil fuels, but blaming China is much easier than dealing with our own shoddy emissions record.