Charles RichardsonJul 6, 2017
A chaotic election in Papua New Guinea represents, among other things, the failings of Australian colonialism.
Charles RichardsonMay 29, 20172 Comments
Democracy is the friend of liberalism, not its enemy. Maybe it's the friend of neoliberalism as well, if only we could agree on what that means.
Charles RichardsonApr 21, 20172 Comments
Two additional comments to make following this morning's post on France: one on betting odds and the other on the dilemma of the Australian right.
Charles RichardsonApr 17, 20174 Comments
A News Corp writer endorses the National Front. How many more will follow him?
Charles RichardsonApr 8, 20177 Comments
A Palestinian activist falls foul of the federal government's highly selective concern for freedom of speech.
Charles RichardsonMar 27, 2017
Final results from Western Australia confirm the dimensions of Labor's victory. They also show the upper house, for all its undemocratic structure, reflecting the popular vote rather well.
Charles RichardsonMar 13, 2017
Western Australia delivers a powerful lesson to centre-right parties about dalliance with extremists.
Charles RichardsonMar 10, 20171 Comment
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.
Charles RichardsonMar 7, 2017
The lesson of Macedonia is another belated vindication of Malcolm Turnbull's position in the 1999 referendum.