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Arena Magazine Issue #141

Contents page for Issue #141

TitleAuthorPage
EDITORIAL
GLOBAL AVARICEAlison Caddick2
LEAD GRAPHIC
Ian Bracegirdle4
COMMENTARY
TURNBULL’S TAX DILEMMADebt, incompetence and global volatilityJohn Hinkson5
MIGRANT JUSTICE IN SETTLER-COLONIAL AUSTRALIARefugee and asylum-seeker rights and Aboriginal sovereigntySam Levnad7
REFUGEE CRISIS IN EUROPECivilisational clash or the necessity of reconciliation?Richard Ogier8
MORNING IN AMERICA AFRESH?What are Bernie Sanders’ chances?Guy Rundle10
DISCUSSION: THE TRANS DEBATE
SPEAKING COMPASSIONATELYHenry von Doussa13
REFUSING A FIXED IDENTITYJulie Peters13
MASS-MEDIA PANICSGavin Lewis14
THE CATEGORY 'WOMAN'Alison Caddick15
FEATURES
TIME FOR TREATYQuestioning ‘settlement’: principles for a treaty based on human equalityTony McAvoy16
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS FOR A TREATYConstitutional change is key to a strong treatyAlastair Nicholson20
OUR GOLDEN AGE OF CORRUPTIONNeoliberalism and the politics of flight produce endemic corruptionBruce Buchan24
DEAD CENTREThe myth of the political ‘middle ground’Richard King27
THE PROMISSORY NOTECOP 21 and the Paris Climate AgreementPeter Christoff31
DONALD TRUMP’S CONSERVATISMTrump’s success lies in the politics of the personalGeoffrey Robinson35
ESSAY
TARRING THE TANAMIOn the way to YuendumuMelinda Hinkson38
ARTS AND CULTURE
CRAFTING FUTURESIs technology the only path to postcapitalism?Kevin Murray41
STORY
GUILTWinner of Arena Magazine’s award for Best Short Story with a Political Edge, as part of Sisters in Crime’s Scarlet Stiletto AwardsKylie Fox48
REGULARS
COMMON TOUCH: GUILT AS RESTRAINT OF TRADEWithout a brake, where will the shift to amorality end?Mark Furlong12
COOPER'S LAST: ACADEMIC HOAXES AND THE ‘IDEAS BOOM’Anti-intellectualism and technocratic innovationSimon Cooper54
REVIEWS
CROSSING NORTH–SOUTH BORDERSColoniality, migration and academic lifeRaewyn Connell44
WHICH WOMEN?Women's role in making citiesMeave Noonan45
THE FALL OF THE OTTOMANSA complex history of a diverse empire's demiseStephen Pascoe46
POETRY
MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCEKirsty Sangster19
EUROPE AND ALMONDSPeter Murphy23
THE LAST EUROPEANBarry Hill43
A SILLY THINGEdith Speers53
CARTOON
Matt Bissett-Johnson