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Arena no. 1

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Published: 26 Mar 2020

TitleAuthorPage
EDITORIAL
WILL THE FIRES CHANGE EVERYTHING?Alison Caddick2
FEATURES
FROM THE AMAZON TO AUSTRALIA, AND ALL OVERThe depth of the planetary crisisArturo Escobar4
TIME IN THE ANTHROPOCENEWhat must humanity become when we are out of time?Bruce Buchan8
MELANCHOLIA IN FIELDS OF FIREWill the fires lead us to a proper mourning?Julie Macken13
GREEN PATHWAYS TO A PEOPLE'S FUTUREManaging a climate emergency democraticallyAdam Bandt20
PUSH'EM ALL: CORRODING THE RULE OF LAWDesmond Manderson24
THE LIMITS OF CONTROLSurveillance as a surrogate for solidarityTimothy Erik Ström38
'NATIVIST' SOCIAL MOVEMENT TO 'POSTCOLONIAL' DEMOCRATISATIONMyths of history and identity leading to the Hong Kong protestsAllen Chun43
AMERICAN–IRANIAN ENMITYTrump’s regional strategies are being undermined by Iran’s new alliancesAmin Saikal50
ARENA ESSAY
SHOCK OF THE NEWNew nationalism and the crisis of political progressivismGuy Rundle62
ARTS AND CULTURE
THE NEW ANTHROPOSCENERYWhen our desire for urban nature becomes a performance of masterySiobhan Lyons74
VISUAL ESSAY
THE BUILD UPAbigail Varney55
REVIEW ESSAYS
LEARNING, HEARING, KNOWINGSamia Khatun’s Australianama and Reg Dodd and Malcolm McKinnon’s Talking SidewaysEve Vincent81
FROM UNIVERSAL LOVE TO GLOBAL ANOMIEChristos Tsiolkas’ Dasmascus and Michel Houellebecq’s SerotoninSimon Cooper85
SCENES FROM A BROTHELDavid Simon’s The Deuce and Moira Buffini and Alison Newman’s HarlotsGrazyna Zajdow91
POETRY
SUMMER 2020: THREE POEMSBarry Hill
REVELATIONS71
THE LAST POST72
STRAW DOGS73
THE FREE AND THE BRAVERobert DiNapoli37

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