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An anti-Trump landslide in WA

Charles RichardsonMar 13, 2017

Western Australia delivers a powerful lesson to centre-right parties about dalliance with extremists.

Neo-fascism, here and there: part I

Charles RichardsonMar 10, 2017

Western Australia will be the first test of One Nation's support since its triumphant return to prominence last year. The Liberal Party appears to have learned nothing, either from the European parallels or from its own experience.

Another lesson for direct-election republicans

Charles RichardsonMar 7, 2017

The lesson of Macedonia is another belated vindication of Malcolm Turnbull's position in the 1999 referendum.

What Bernardi means

Charles RichardsonFeb 8, 20176 Comments

Cory Bernardi is an anomaly among Australian conservatives. That may lead to his rapid disappearance, or it may make him uniquely dangerous.

Australia's missing conscience

Charles RichardsonFeb 2, 20171 Comment

The Australian government baulks at condemning Donald Trump's barbarism, for fear that its own barbarism should be undermined.

Update on fake news

Charles RichardsonJan 13, 20171 Comment

Three points to make as a supplement to Monday's post on fake news and free speech.

Fake news and free speech

Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20174 Comments

Peter Singer suggests a partial remedy for the "fake news" epidemic, but it raises some deep problems.

We need more democracy, not less

Charles RichardsonNov 10, 20161 Comment

Donald Trump's victory comes courtesy of the electoral system, not the voters' choice. And that's not something unusual.

An Australian postmortem

Charles RichardsonAug 11, 2016

The Senate will again reflect the variety of Australians' political loyalties rather well. The House of Representatives, rather less so.

Two lectures, or how libertarians lost the plot

Charles RichardsonAug 8, 20162 Comments

The rise of Donald Trump shows why we can't rely on libertarians to defend liberty.

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