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Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle is correspondent-at-large for Crikey. He's a former editor of Arena Magazine and contributes to a variety of publications in Australia and the United Kingdom.

Portraits into the past: smiling Victorians

Portraits into the past: smiling Victorians

“They fuck you up, your mum and dad./They may not mean to, but they do.” Philip Larkin wrote in his most quoted poem. But it’s the second verse that’s of interest here: But they were fucked up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half the time were soppy-stern And half at […]

How to kill a magazine twice - a reply to Luke Slattery's reply

How to kill a magazine twice - a reply to Luke Slattery's reply

Luke Slattery is angry with me, which is fair enough; in my post-mortem of ALR I painted him as a good man fallen among Newsistas, and – like most exposed to prolonged contact with them, coarsened in his approach to culture and politics. Slattery resists my criticisms that he created a publication which imposed cultural-political […]

Current Crikey contributor goes broke selling booze to Australians

Current Crikey contributor goes broke selling booze to Australians

http://indaily.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/wine-philip-white-3/ talk about slinging wine…..

Tmrw's Oz Behrendt 'scoop' today - exciting new service

Tmrw's Oz Behrendt 'scoop' today - exciting new service

We hear that the latest round in the Australian’s full-bureau coverage of academic and aboriginal leader Larissa Behrendt will be the ‘coverage’ of a Quadrant article that is yet to appear – another lesson in how ‘news’ comes to your breakfast table. Behrendt’s tweeted off-colour joke about NT activist Bess Price became the basis for […]

The radical moment and the UN resolution  -  Libya and the 'anti-imperialist' left, part iii

The radical moment and the UN resolution - Libya and the 'anti-imperialist' left, part iii

Part three of this series was going to be something of a historical and theoretical assessment of the terrible impasse that the ‘anti-imperialist’ left had got into over the Libyan situation – a contradiction of expressing both anti-imperialism, and solidarity with a revolution whose leaders and participants were overwhelmingly calling for no-fly zones, arms and […]

Libya and the anti-imperialist left 2 - ideology, audacity and politics

Libya and the anti-imperialist left 2 - ideology, audacity and politics

On ‘The Stump’ a few days ago, I gave an extended argument as to why calls by the leadership of the Libyan revolution for arms and a ‘no-fly zone’ imposed by anyone with the capacity to do it, was something that should be supported by the left – and why it was categorically different to […]

Revolution, intervention and solidarity -Libya and the 'anti-imperialist' left, part 1

Revolution, intervention and solidarity -Libya and the 'anti-imperialist' left, part 1

The question of support for the Libyan revolution from any national army may soon become moot – at the moment it appears that the best the rebels can hope for is to maintain a zone in the east, and dig in for civil war; at worst, they will be rapidly overcome, with pretty hideous consequences. […]

I did not misunderestimate Tony Abbott - a reply to the Australian Spectator

I did not misunderestimate Tony Abbott - a reply to the Australian Spectator

With the Coalition gaining a 3% swing in the poll, many of its supporters are enjoying a ‘told ya so’ moment about the electability of Tony Abbott. James Paterson (not the thriller writer) brought them all together in an article for the Oz Spectator, rounding up the usual suspects. Your correspondent was surprised and pleased […]

The NCC and the ADA - documentation in Quadrant

The NCC and the ADA - documentation in Quadrant

Two letters in Quadrant, referred to in my reply to Neil James in Crikey daily email, comments, Thursday 25th August Quadrant Letters September 1981 SIR: Paul Ormonde (letters, July-August) accuses the Australia Defence Association of guilt by association with the National Civic Council because of my personal involvement with both. The reality is somewhat more […]

your cancer biopsy to be assessed by Citizens' Assembly

your cancer biopsy to be assessed by Citizens' Assembly

Everyone knows the value of a second opinion in serious medical matters, but why not have five? Why not twenty? Why do they all have to be from doctors? That’s the thinking behind Labor’s bold new health policy announced by Julia Gillard today. Should Labor go on to a second term life-or-death decisions will be […]