Arena Quarterly no.13




The lucky 13th issue of of Arena Quarterly: ‘Set it on fire with your love?’.

This issue features a special section on nuclear power and its political resurgence as ‘the only way forward’ in a climate collapsing world. John Hinkson explores the deep structures of life and culture in the nuclear age, shattering any confidence there might be in the safety of the nuclear way. Dave Sweeney gives an account of the success of the people’s anti-nuclear movement to date in Australia. Guy Rundle forewarns on the technocratic directions of Greens parties that might see nuclear power accepted by them as clean and green, and asks will it happen here. Darrin Durant engages nuclear interests and their political backers on Left and Right in a comprehensive demolition of their claims about the capacities of nuclear power, and especially those of the latest-generation reactors with which the  industry is currently all abuzz.

In other pieces, Melinda Hinkson and Jon Altman reveal the depth of rupture, and poverty, in Central Australia; Alison Broinowski takes aim at Joe Biden’s Summit for Democracy; Richard King reviews Clinton Fernandes’ Subimperial Power; Freg J. Stokes digs into the politics of Amazon deforestation; Emma Fagjenbaum asks is the family dead; while Ian Barns considers the politics of hope, and Mark Furlong the psychic costs, of climate change.

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