The rise of the 'strongman', shame vanishing from public life, the precarious position of central banks and what George Orwell might make of today's post fact world.
Who is going to re-liquify the world when the central banks need bailing out? The US Federal Reserve is running out of bullets, says economist James Rickards.
Dictatorships have always exploited the ‘cult of personality’ to achieve the illusion of popular approval. But just how do they do it?
The extreme far-right movement does not operate through the democratic political system, says author and activist Laurie Penny.
Those in power now brazenly discount all the tenets of evidence and truth and fact, says political columnist Johnathan Freedland.
Authoritarianism is on the rise, and likely to remain in the ascendancy for three decades, says Professor Robert Wade.
Journalist Adele Ferguson's investigation into the behaviour of Australian banks over the past five years helped bring about a Royal Commission.
British journalist Jonathan Rugman details what happened to the Washington Post columnist in Turkey and what it reveals about the Saudi regime.
Auckland trade unionist and communist Bill Andersen (1924 - 2005) was at the heart of the 1951 waterfront dispute and a famously outspoken Robert Muldoon opponent.
Why is George Orwell’s 1984 still relevant in 2019? Jesse Mulligan takes a deep dive into the novel with Melbourne University’s Robert Hassan.