Topic archives: Guy Rundle

Rundle: the ‘intellectual’ right are sloppier than a failed MasterChef pudding

December 11, 2017 12

Guy Rundle on the intellectual inconsistencies of the right as tasting menu.

Rundle: send in the clowns

December 7, 2017 25

The only thing the Right has ever been able to claim was their efficiency. Now, they don't even have that.

Rundle: groupthink abounds in the trial-by-media destruction of Geoffrey Rush

December 6, 2017 20

Nothing indicates more clearly the potential injustices of the current process than the manner in which Rush has been treated.

Rundle: reflecting on Noel Pearson’s dual failure

December 6, 2017 52

A recent essay by Noel Pearson has a great deal of self-excoriation, but fails to find the true problems that led him there.

Rundle: at the Milo extravaganza it was hard to tell who was confused and who was just stupid

December 5, 2017 21

For the most part though, it was Stupidolooza.

Milo and his groupies think they’re ‘lions’. Really, they’re UFC fanboys who smell like Dencorub.

December 1, 2017 34

Milo Yiannopoulos is not only a symptom of the desperate state Western conservatism is in, but a carrier of the disease that’s killing it, writes Guy Rundle.

Rundle: here’s how we launch a ‘boycott Australia’ ad campaign to support Manus detainees

November 27, 2017 14

We are at the limits of what we can be achieved protesting at the Australian government. Now an international response must be sought from within Australia.

Rundle: Greens machine will roll on if Labor doesn’t pull its finger out

November 24, 2017 42

The Greens victory in Melbourne's inner north is in part due to a new fixie-riding, Netflix-watching middle class, and Labor's failure to appreciate shifting demographics.

Abbott lionises murderous thug, fans the flames of campus culture war

November 21, 2017 12

Tony Abbott recently went out of his way to compare Paul Ramsay -- whose foundation is funding the establishment of the Ramsay Centre For Western Civilisation -- to ... Cecil Rhodes.

Paterson’s ‘religious freedom’ bill was typical IPA twaddle

November 17, 2017 27

Paterson's abandoned 'religious freedom' bill threw the IPA's hypocritical libertarianism into stark relief.

Rundle: the moral case for illegal counteraction on Manus

November 1, 2017 27

Will the refugee groups put a general call-out to those of us willing to be arrested, in organised collective action?

Rundle: old lies given new meaning in fraudulent Beersheba commemoration

November 1, 2017 21

The best thing you can say about Beersheba, a cavalry charge on a Turkish-held Arab town in Palestine, whose inhabitants had love for neither side in the conflict, is that at least it wasn’t, like Gallipoli, an invasion of a sovereign people in their homeland.

Rundle: how the sop of ‘recognition’ forces Indigenous people to beg

October 31, 2017 3

There appears to be an imbalance built into this whole recognition process. It looks like a process that confers power on Indigenous people, but, in a curious way, it does the opposite.

Rundle: Fats Domino is gone and there won’t be another like him

October 26, 2017 9

Born in New Orleans Ninth Ward, where he lived until Hurricane Katrina drove him out, Fats Domino left school at grade four, and worked as an iceman’s apprentice, until his uncle taught him piano. And that was that.

Rundle: class, gender and the truth about Weinstein’s protection racket

October 25, 2017 10

In the Weinstein scandal, the division of power and class is the real one.

Rundle: those opposed to euthanasia are on the side of reason

October 19, 2017 68

People opposed to euthanasia are not the "emotional" ones. And, for the moment, it is impossible to justify voluntary assisted dying from a left perspective.

Rundle: why the middlebrow culturati declared war on HSC students over a poem

October 18, 2017 48

Gen X, Y and Z culture commanders have rallied the troops after a bunch of year 12 students expressed their dislike of a set text from their HSC exams. The horror!

Rundle: Weinstein’s ruin epitomises how we do politics now

October 13, 2017 23

Paradoxically, the one industry that won't be reformed is Hollywood.

Rundle: Howard and Abbott are delusional, self-indulgent, climate-denying throwbacks

October 12, 2017 72

When you imagine the level of rage that Tony Abbott must be living with, the "climate change is good" speech makes perfect sense.

Rundle: seven years on, Obamacare proves a triumph of progressive politics

October 11, 2017 11

Despite its diversions, the implementation of Obamacare was the right move, politically and policy-wise, which generated a class of people -- in their millions -- with something concrete to lose from its removal.