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Australian democracy protesters in the line of fire amid Paris terror plot

Australian democracy protesters in the line of fire amid Paris terror plot

A peaceful democracy protest in France almost ended in tragedy for several Australians. Where is the response from the foreign ministry?

Disasters of Brexit expose the fragility of democracy

Disasters of Brexit expose the fragility of democracy

A second Brexit referendum may come to pass -- and would be as genuine expression of democratic vote, despite what Leavers may say -- but if not, it's enough just to see the Tories squirm.

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

The road not taken: reflections on the global financial crisis

History will conclude that the critics of Labor’s GFC response 10 years ago were hopelessly wrong. By avoiding a sudden, deep recession, Australia also avoided testing out what its effect may have been on our democratic system.

How our changing world is producing political turmoil in Canberra

How our changing world is producing political turmoil in Canberra

Politicians, here, in Europe and the US, adrift from the old value systems, now appear to stand for little but their own aggrandisement.

There are plenty of lessons to learn from the past, but let's get the history right

There are plenty of lessons to learn from the past, but let's get the history right

In the face of increasingly absurd debate about Hitler and socialism, liberals would be wise to read up on the finer details before history repeats itself.

Boris Johnson's burqa imbroglio sums up UK politics

Boris Johnson's burqa imbroglio sums up UK politics

Half the Tory right believe that the party would triumph if it could be an unashamedly nationalist and chauvinist party, and hell, they may be right.

What ally, what fellow conservative? LNP senator wades in to Brexit

What ally, what fellow conservative? LNP senator wades in to Brexit

Forget loyalty to conservative allies -- a Queensland senator is ostentatiously taking pleasure from the troubles of Theresa May.

Brexit of champions now a dog's dinner

Brexit of champions now a dog's dinner

Is this the beginning of the end for Theresa May?

Erdogan's election marks huge shift for Turkey and the West

Erdogan's election marks huge shift for Turkey and the West

With Turkey increasingly slipping into autocratic rule, what remains of its relationships with alliance partners and what can we expect going forward?

Rundle: how May 1968 tricked the world into thinking Marxism was finished

Rundle: how May 1968 tricked the world into thinking Marxism was finished

The May 1968 uprisings sprang in part from one big question: what had happened to Marx's revolutionary working class?