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Arena Magazine Issue #143

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EDITORIAL
LEADING US WHERE?John Hinkson2
LEAD GRAPHIC
Matt Bissett-Johnson4
COMMENTARY
A ‘WEIMAR MOMENT’ IN THE WEST?The hollowed-out shell of America’s liberal democracyRobert Geroux5
LESSONS FROM CHILCOTUnderstanding the Iraq invasion and reforming Australia’s war powersPaul Barratt6
PENALISING ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIESWork for the Dole and income support in remote communitiesLisa Fowkes8
NOEL PEARSON’S EDUCATION AGENDAPlacing his programs in the ‘radical centre’ is a misnomerChris Sarra11
SETTLER RECOGNITION?The shifting role of ‘symbolism’ in the Indigenous reconciliation debateDan Tout12
EXIT EUROPE, STAGE RIGHTBrexit signals a world in local and global turmoilPaul James14
DIGITAL LIFE
DIGITAL BEINGDigital rights are human rightsAral Balkan18
CYBER-FETISHISMWhen technology becomes a kind of social orthopedicsCésar Rendueles20
FEATURES
A NEW COLD WAR?Russia, NATO and US powerRoger Markwick22
RENEGOTIATING NATUREClimate crisis, conservation, and Australia’s environment movementPeter Christoff31
ECO-MODERNISM?The myth of decoupling economic growth from environmental impactsTed Trainer36
240-PLUS YEARS A SLAVEExploring slavery’s repressed historical continuities and its popular representationGavin Lewis39
ESSAY
TRUMP AS SINGULARITYThe American election will not take placeRoland Kapferer44
ARTS AND CULTURE
THE MORE THAT IS TAKEN AWAYThe mass grave as spectacle and memorialBen Altman26
REGULARS
COMMON TOUCH: DRUMMING UP A POST-HUMAN BEATMarket-wise humanityMark Furlong17
COOPER'S LAST: AFTER CHILCOT: WAR AND VIOLENCEThe forgetting of historySimon Cooper54
REVIEWS
BEGINNING AT THE ENDJeremy Sims’ Last Cab to DarwinNeil Maizels49
HOUSE, HOME AND SOCIETYFraming a sociology of housingEleanor Chapman51
POETRY
VAPOUR TRAILSPaul Collis10
HOPSCOTCHKevin Roberts43
CARTOON
Matt Bissett-Johnson
CRYPTIC CROSSWORD
Chris Black