William Hill

The Marine le Pen dilemma

17 April 2017 9:44 am

French Presidential candidate Marine le Pen represents the counter force to the liberal republican tradition that has solidified in France…

Our friends the dictators

27 March 2017 9:13 pm

Dictators in the modern age have become very adept at buying friends and reliable apologists. They are praised for their…

Language, law and liberty

28 February 2017 7:18 am

Law and language share a critical relationship in preserving freedom of expression. One of the peculiarities of totalitarian societies is…

How Asia thrives without open borders

19 February 2017 4:35 pm

The European Union, the United States and Australia have since the late eighties shared in the belief that the key…

Youngstown: Springsteen’s or Trump’s?

1 February 2017 6:10 pm

Bruce Springsteen offered a sombre and evocative description of the toll taken on the typical rustbelt community by decades of…

Privatise the ABC

16 January 2017 7:31 am

The Middle-Class Rip Off is an episode of the great British satire Yes Minister, where Humphrey Appleby excoriates his minister Jim Hacker, for suggesting that…

Stealing beauty (and everything else)

14 January 2017 9:00 am

A new front in the war against racism has opened up and the fight is being taken to a new…

Stealing beauty (and everything else)

12 January 2017 3:00 pm

A new front in the war against racism has opened up and the fight is being taken to a new…

Trump and Russia: too much too soon

9 January 2017 7:25 am

Donald Trump wants closer and friendly ties with Russia and has long declared he will push for a realignment towards…

Soft power, hard outcomes

25 November 2016 1:25 pm

Wednesday’s edition of  7:30 included a fascinating piece on the campaign of the Chinese government to make China the world…

Far-right, or do you just disagree with them?

6 November 2016 6:44 am

The return of One Nation at the 2016 federal election and the emergence of a series of small right-wing parties…

Duterte Harry

29 October 2016 9:00 am

At a government press conference, a grandstanding British journalist admonished Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, stating to the President of the…

Want to be leader? Who cares?

23 October 2016 4:56 pm

On a fantastic episode of South Park Eric Cartman was kidnapped by a deranged serial killer, tied to a chair…

Le poison Pen

24 September 2016 9:00 am

The surge of the far-right Front National (FN) since Marine Le Pen took over the leadership of the party from…

Kevin Andrews and the challenges for Australian conservatism after Hanson

15 September 2016 7:35 am

Constructing a viable conservative governing coalition with a coherent plan of action for the problems of today is fundamentally complicated…

Trump’s core insight

2 September 2016 5:54 pm

Donald Trump’s absurd candidacy for the presidency has obscured the broad-based resentment at continuing levels of immigration and the problems…

What is behind the left’s sympathy for Islamist right?

25 August 2016 7:19 am

In 2015 Nick Cohen announced his ‘resignation‘ from the left in protest at its open support for the Islamist extreme-right.…

Labor’s love-hate relationship

27 June 2016 10:52 am

Despite the media’s classification of 2016 as a close run contest modern Labor is performing at an historically low level…

Greedy Greens

18 June 2016 9:00 am

Being wrongly labelled is one of the dangers of political life and a threat to future political success, but we…