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Of ice and men

Of ice and men

This week: the perils of privilege, the whitening of pot, invisible galaxies, Modi's dark victory, and what freezing does to language.

Dear Angry White Men: HTFU, you’re not the victims

Dear Angry White Men: HTFU, you’re not the victims

The longing for victimhood that preoccupies the right reflects not merely an attempt to distract from the realities of power, but a basic lack of resilience among older white males.

A day in Joe Hockey’s little bubble of privilege

A day in Joe Hockey’s little bubble of privilege

Cashmere, "sous-vide" beef and sea views -- Joe Hockey lives in a fantasy land for the cloistered elite. No wonder he doesn't understand economic hardship.

Shame, Sir Salman, shame

Shame, Sir Salman, shame

Why has Salman Rushdie accepted a knighthood, an honour which all his writings reject? Both of Midnight’s Children became republics. How can the voice of the end of empire bend the knee to the embodiment of racist privilege?