By Guy Rundle

there's a desire every now and then, to take inventory of the place we've got been and the place we're now, and beauty where all of it went wrong ...

From Rinehart to Bob Brown, Abbott to the Rainbow Serpent ... our once-great land has had its fair proportion of nitwits. Come on a trawl via all of them, with man Rundle (and Dexter Rightwad), at the bin evening Australia needed to have.

Guy Rundle is a author, editor, manufacturer and journalist, inter alia. A widespread contributor to the Age, Sydney Morning usher in and all media – other than the 70 in line with cent owned by means of the Murdochs, at time of writing – he was once a co-editor of enviornment journal for a few years. at the degree he wrote 4 indicates for maximum Gillies: membership Republic, Your Dreaming, the massive Con, and Godzone. In tv, he claims joint accountability for Get a existence, Backberner, Comedy Inc., and extra doomed pilots than the area conflict eastern air command. His books and monographs comprise The Opportunist: John Howard and the Triumph of response, Your Dreaming, The chuffed word (with Shamed Malonkey), the prize-winning insurance of the election of Barack Obama right down to the Crossroads, and The Shellacking: The Obama Presidency, The Tea social gathering and the 2010 Mid-terms, in addition to, such a lot lately, as co-editor, the laugh-a-minute On Utoya: Anders Breivik, correct Terror, Racism and Europe. he's presently correspondent-at huge for Crikey on-line daily.

Dexter Rightwad has been a warrior for righteousness ever considering his days as a scholar baby-kisser, while he used to be chargeable for the ‘Hang Nelson Mandela’ crusade, and went directly to be a distinct consultant to Warworth Bailliwade, minister helping the Minister for Aviation help within the Dean Brown executive, throughout the ‘golden days of South Australian local aerodrome servicing’. He has had many jobs within the nice cultural fight, together with diverting Catholic university can provide to political slush money or B A Santamaria, founding the Australia-Suharto Friendship Society, and fathering Billy McMahon’s teenagers. In 1974 he blew Vince Gair for 3 hours in his place of work, hence fighting him from handing in his resignation, accordingly placing paid to the Whitlam govt. In 2003 he created the Newton Society, devoted to gravity-scepticism. His books and different works contain correct Up ’Em – A Memoir, Knopfelmacher! The Musical, intercourse Lives of the Austrian Economists, Milan Kundera: A Phenomenological-Semiotic method (with Richard Wilkins), and the place to devour at the Run (Australian edition). he's presently discovering hyperlinks among severe climate occasions and homosexual marriage.

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