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Jeff Sparrow

Writer, editor and broadcaster

Writer, editor, broadcaster, and an Honorary Fellow at Victoria University.

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

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.

Guess who's back...

Guess who's back...

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

The Smiths were far more than what Morrissey’s become

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?

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

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 

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?

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

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

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.