Topic archives: Guy Rundle

It’s not that Barnaby is a hypocrite. It’s that conservatism itself is in crisis.

February 21, 2018 19

In their disregard of a child on the way from the Barnaby affair, the right is stepping into the territory of post-Woodstock 1970s era cultural nihilism, which even progressives pulled back from eventually.

Rundle: Turnbull is the most contemptible modern prime minister we’ve had

February 7, 2018 71

Everything Turnbull does now produces the sort of contempt one feels for someone living out an imaginary life on our time.

Rundle: effective strike action is dying in this country, and it’s partly Labor’s fault

February 6, 2018 11

The only possible strategic response to this assault on workers' rights is wildcat strikes.

Rundle: right-wingers Finnish on a low note

February 2, 2018 15

A recent op-ed dismisses the strength of Finnish education based on the fact that the language has phonetic spelling. There's a bit more to it than that.

Feeney falls on his sword, sparking the fight for Batman

February 1, 2018 5

Crikey understands that Feeney's electorate office in Batman, in Melbourne's inner north, was notified two days ago of his intention to quit.

Rundle: don’t let the ‘madman’ fool you — the US’ foreign policy shift is calculated

January 30, 2018 13

An obsession with Trump is blinding us to what's really going on: one of the most important historical shifts of recent decades.

‘Change the date’ springs from a long cultural history, one that Nick Cater wouldn’t understand

January 24, 2018 5

In which Guy Rundle looks back at the history of Meanjin and A.A. Phillips influential essay "The Cultural Cringe".

Rundle: the anti-democratic rot at the heart of the TPP

January 24, 2018 48

Without the US, the TPP is a less threatening beast, but a beast it remains.

Rundle: why aren’t the polls reflecting Trump’s allegedly ‘brilliant’ start to 2018?

January 23, 2018 21

The answer is twofold.

Rundle: ‘Australia Day’ will fail for the same reason same-sex marriage succeeded

January 22, 2018 52

Australia Day was gone as soon as it could start to be questioned by more than a small minority of the population.