As our popular political saying teaches us, ‘in Brazil even the past is uncertain’. Fiction and reality, magical realism, political pain and social hope. I have no doubts that I have returned home.
Senator Xenophon says the two-party system is so suffocating that politicians don’t do what they believe is the right thing. The Nick Xenophon Team, however, will be about centrist choices because according to Xenophon the choice shouldn’t be between Right and Left but between right and wrong. This sounds good, but how will NXT avoid the suffocating effect on its parliamentary members and what will count as right and wrong? What, politically, is its ‘big…
The first of a series of recordings from Arena’s 50th anniversary symposium, “From Cold War to Hot Planet”, held at the University of Melbourne in November 2013 and co-hosted by the University of Melbourne’s Australian Centre and Arena Publications. This first recording features freelance historian Humphrey McQueen and Professor Raewyn Connell, who opened proceedings by offering their perspectives on the Arena group and its cultural and political significance.
Nature, beauty, politics By Matthew Sharpe
An interview with Professor Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University, Visiting Distinguished Professor in Global and International Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara and United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights.
GEOFF SHARP argues that the technoscience–capitalism convergence has supercharged climate change. We need a movement to tackle that.
Guy Rundle Looking back over the period covered by the first decade of this magazine, we can see the final collapse of a certain idea of Left politics that began with the French Revolution and the monumental work of Marx. But from within these traditions we can perceive the possibility of a political project that more fully recovers our human being.