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Santa the socialist (and other Christmas stories)

Santa the socialist (and other Christmas stories)

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: rat kings and other Christmas tails, remembering '83, Buckley versus Baldwin, and ban business class!

Work, rest and... actually forget it, just work

Work, rest and... actually forget it, just work

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week, the normalisation of torture, Henry Ford and anti-Semitism, fitting into Australia and doing philosophy in a Jimmy Stewart voice.

Jump in my (autonomous) car

Jump in my (autonomous) car

This week in Side View: Ring or Ringu? America's grim military legacy in Iraq, the fall of the National Enquirer, and crab housing.

Steam ships and deadly viruses (a love story)

Steam ships and deadly viruses (a love story)

This week on Side View: the myth of the white working class, no(bel) idea about genocide, climate change and insurance, and how the Don Corleone killed the Duke.

Meet the earthquake truthers

Meet the earthquake truthers

This week in Side View: meet the earthquake controllers, it's raining plesiosaurs, how to write legislation, and ageing takes firm hold in Japan.

Lessons from the Berlin Wall

Lessons from the Berlin Wall

This week in Side View: the Berlin wall falls again, smoking ≠ freedom, class warfare is better than generational warfare, and do you need another reason to boycott Uber?

Trade war. What is it good for?

Trade war. What is it good for?

This week: designing away mental illness, the cost of protectionism, and do you speak alien?

Brexit by way of Beckett

Brexit by way of Beckett

This week in Side View: your street in the Cretaceous Period, waiting for Brexit, the world's worst phone company and yes, you can ignore TikTok.

The devil comes to Annapolis

The devil comes to Annapolis

This week in Side View: modern Ottomans, hardly working on your social skills, and his satanic majesty comes to Annapolis.

The original 'Waterworld'

The original 'Waterworld'

This week in Side View: where does water come from? Plus, Turkey's nukes, dispatches from the nanny state, and old age sucks.