American tribalism let loose
The US midterm elections may be the most tribal in history as both sides of politics compete to play the victim says a University of Melbourne expert.
What comes after America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal?
Two University of Melbourne experts debate President Trump's move to withdraw the US from the nuclear deal with Iran; is it reckless or tactical foreign policy?
Part 1: 2018 Summer reading
Reading a good book on holiday is one of life’s indulgences, but getting a gem of a recommendation from our University of Melbourne experts can be a true gift.
President Trump: 10 reasons not to be afraid
President Trump will not have a completely clear run to do what he wants in Government – there are plenty of checks and balances to keep a rein on him.
How the unfit triumphed over the uninspiring
Hillary Clinton lost because she didn’t portend any real change. And she failed to energise the people who had grown weary of her progressive platitudes.
The US Election – a policy free zone
Policy issues account for less than nine per cent of media coverage and the presidential candidates’ qualifications for the Oval Office account for even less.
Debate trilogy: From the mad to the bad to the crazy
The three divisive Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton debates in the 2016 Presidential campaign shows the diverse and wondrous perplexity of United States politics.
Why Trump is like the Terminator
Just like the movie character Terminator, Donald Trump is still standing in the Presidential race despite the hammer blows he’s taken to his reputation.
Trump, Clinton and the politics of 9/11
Donald Trump exploits the fact he was in New York when thousands died in the Twin Towers, while Hillary Clinton is a foreign policy hawk keen to show her wares.
How can literature influence public policy?
Has literature failed to elicit empathy for our fellow human beings? And are we asking too much of literature in an age of 140 characters or less?