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Charles Richardson — Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson

Editor of The World is not Enough

Charles Richardson has contributed to Crikey since 2002, and was a ministerial adviser in the Kennett government and a former editorial manager at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney.


Free speech: just for nice people, or for crazy racists as well?

December 20, 2012

If you’re compiling a list of salient political issues for 2012, free speech should probably get a prominent place. The debate that began last year in Australia with the Andrew Bolt case has continued, reaching a new pitch this month with apowerful intervention by former New South Wales chief justice (and new ABC chairman) Jim […]

Britain misses the point of the EU

December 20, 2012

Don’t miss an excellent magazine piece this week by the BBC’s Allan Little on the significance of the European Union in eastern Europe. He revisits the old debate between “broadening” and “deepening”, and I think gets it absolutely right: Conservative Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major believed that widening Europe would help prevent its […]

Japan’s landslide not quite what it seems

December 20, 2012

One of the ideas behind this blog is that election results can’t always be taken at face value: the headlines don’t necessarily reflect what actually happened, and even what actually happened might not reflect what people voted for. Last Sunday’s election in Japan provides a rather nice illustration. The headlines are quite unequivocal: the opposition […]

Welcome to my world

December 20, 2012 2 Comments

Welcome to my new world politics blog, “The World is Not Enough”. (No, I haven’t seen the film, so Bond references in comments are quite likely to go over my head.) The basic idea is “Understanding the world through understanding politics”. My aim is to provide informed commentary and analysis on foreign politics: elections, parties, […]