Michael Davis

Another wrong note from the Australian Republican Movement

26 January 2017 9:16 pm

My compliments to the Australian Republican Movement for their smashing new advert. It was heartening to see so many Australians…

Muslim misogyny and the West

20 January 2017 7:35 am

If you haven’t already, do yourself a favour and watch the France 24 clip on Muslim misogyny Rita Panahi posted on her Herald…

About that Australia Day billboard…

19 January 2017 7:30 am

So. About this Australia Day-hijab-billboard thing. A billboard promoting Australia Day celebrations that featured two girls in hijabs has been…

Nationalism or neo-liberalism, just sell your case better

16 January 2017 1:06 pm

Surely you’ve all seen Tony Abbott’s punchy op-ed in The Australian, and the wee tiff it’s sparked within the Liberal government. In case not, here’s…

On sh-t art

8 January 2017 9:21 am

We’re now well into the thirteenth hour, where basically all modern art is the epitome of what’s wrong with modern…

Why we hate campaigning celebrities

6 January 2017 8:49 am

Admit it. For just a fleeting moment you thought to yourself, ‘I hope Trump does go on a fascist rampage,…

Obama’s destruction of Israel

30 December 2016 9:47 am

I remember a few months back Benjamin Netanyahu gave a striking order to his cabinet ministers: ‘First of all, the…

Politics 2016: everything’s changed but Australia

26 December 2016 9:22 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — Back in 2015, shortly after the coup that brought Malcolm Turnbull to power, I contributed to…

The alt-right rumble: round three

22 December 2016 9:47 am

In an article published here some weeks back, I criticised those self-described conservatives who drone on endlessly about the diabolical…

Je Suis Andrey

20 December 2016 10:09 am

This should be a time for mourning, not only for Berlin’s dead but also for Russia’s. Whatever our disagreements with…

The green autism

12 December 2016 7:19 am

Dear Leader slayed it on The Bolt Report the other day: With the same force we said ‘Stop the Boats’,…

Everything you always wanted to know about the Alt-Right* (*but were afraid to ask)

5 December 2016 7:16 am

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — The Alt-Right hysteria sweeping the Western world is as overwrought as it is alarming. On the…

My secret alt-right shame (as told to The Guardian)

29 November 2016 4:52 pm

I’ve been floating the idea of hoaxing The Guardian for years now. The plan was to pose as some emotionally…

ISIS’ new ally: the media

17 November 2016 2:48 pm

BOSTON, UNITED STATES — Further to our point about the left-wing media provoking anti-conservative violence, The Daily Mail reports: A…

Why President Trump means we can stop apologising

15 November 2016 7:18 am

My colleagues at my day job are, for the most part, aware that I do a bit of writing on…

The spy who shoved me

6 November 2016 6:14 pm

This Ausyn Crites thing has me all nostalgic. It calls to mind my own run-in with the Secret Service. November…

Impropriety? Sexism and misogyny, puh-lease

3 November 2016 7:23 am

A new bit of Clinton-media rot is making the rounds on social media, this one from the formerly estimable Time. Robin…

The right write stuff: a conservative literature primer

28 October 2016 1:08 pm

Adelaide Sunday Mail columnist Peter Goers has written a hit-piece on his fellow News Corp scribbler, the precocious Caleb Bond, which he…

How the left created Donald Trump

25 October 2016 7:18 am

Regardless of who wins the American presidential election, the most interesting and constructive question surrounding this grim circus can already…

Nobel notes

22 October 2016 9:00 am

Bob Dylan won this year’s Nobel Prize, ‘for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.’ Which…

Sydney University’s female trouble

21 October 2016 6:08 pm

It’s perhaps the single greatest prank in the history of University of Sydney student politics. The Sydney Morning Herald reports:…

The Trump and Judy show

10 October 2016 6:52 pm

Clinton: ‘It’s a good thing that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law…

Further Syrian notes

19 September 2016 5:52 pm

My article in this week’s Speccie took a look at important developments in the Syrian civil war: the US-led coalition’s decision to put regime…

Prometheus unbound, politics undone

5 September 2016 1:50 pm

Rod Dreher, the American traditionalist journo, has just published an important blog post that Aussie conservatives would do well to…

Modest mantillas and bashful burqinis: same difference

30 August 2016 7:19 am

New tripe on the burqini ban, this time from Jennifer Oriel: “When the Syrian city of Manbij was liberated from Islamic State, women burned…