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The best of 2018 to ease you into 2019

The best of 2018 to ease you into 2019

Welcome to the bumper holiday edition of Side View, in which my Crikey colleagues have joined me to curate their favourite pieces of writing, talking, reporting or filmmaking of 2018 (or, for some of us who cheated, other years). Whether you've got your feet up enjoying a break, or are back at it already, we hope you'll find plenty of entertainment in our recommendations, and we'll see you all in a couple of weeks.

An immigration dystopia

An immigration dystopia

Welcome to Side View -- a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: reflective fish, immigration stoushes, it's just a flesh wound, and the ghostwriters of Christmas Past.

Nouveau right

Nouveau right

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: the new French right, birds versus drones, who ya gonna call? Trust-busters! And how many anti-depressants are we taking?

Nanny state of affairs

Nanny state of affairs

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: George HW Bush's highs and lows, underwhelmed with wellness, another conservative party with a women problem, and who the hell watches Victoria's Secret shows?

Immigration nation

Immigration nation

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: "sourbros", when will we recognise Australia's wars of occupation, and Australia defies global trends on suicide.

Welcome to the asphalt jungle

Welcome to the asphalt jungle

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: designing right-wing populism, loneliness, quantum stupidity and a certain zither.

Up in Armistice

Up in Armistice

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: a history-packed Side View looks at the Armistice, 80 years since Kristallnacht, and Orwell's lurid personal life.

Through the streets of China's towns

Through the streets of China's towns

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: the Chinese do infrastructure as badly as the rest of us, education and inequality, and voices from beyond the grave.

White terror

White terror

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: white terrorists, free speech and its discontents, and Plato's pooch.

Schrödinger's conspiracy theory

Schrödinger's conspiracy theory

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: socialising in Finland, the mighty erections of tyrants, and when white people get scared.