How does a staunch conservative marry his twin lives as an irreverent journalist and dispassionate academic? Michael Koziol talks to Tom Switzer, research associate at the United States Studies Centre and editor of the Spectator Australia.
Wayne Swan’s emphasis on employment as a core value sells Springsteen short, writes Shaun Crowe in Canberra.
In the spiritual laboratory that is modern China, secular pluralism should win out against new Confucianism, writes Professor John Keane.
America’s gun problem isn’t just domestic, writes Felix Donovan.
The wind is back in the sails of the protest movement. Tim Scriven and Morgan Gardiner look at student activism around the world, in Australia and at the University of Sydney.
The hunt for scapegoats has seen far-right parties surge in popularity in Europe. While far-right parities have always been a part of European tradition, the emergence of remodelled far- and extreme- right parties in the past decade, and the increasing palatability of these parties, is seen by many as the alarming rise of fascism, writes Jackson Busse.
While the history of Chinese communism is complex, a little polishing makes the parallels with contemporary Australian political life shine through. A few years ago, I was walking down Eastern Avenue with a senior journalist from a major Chinese news organisation when we were approached by a couple of Socialist Alternative (SA) leafleteers. The SA…
The know-it-all guru of Australian politics was created through mere coincidence, writes Dominic Wilcox.
Hannah Ryan talks to George Newhouse, human rights lawyer and asylum seeker advocate.
While universities are required to consult student organisations about how the Student Services and Amenities Fee should be spent, they have no obligation to pass any of it on to student unions, councils, or other organisations. Adam Chalmers investigates where your money might end up, amid ongoing tension between the student union and the university.