Don Watson
Don Watson

Don Watson is the author of many acclaimed books, including Caledonia Australis, Recollections of a Bleeding Heart, American Journeys and The Bush.

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Quarterly Essay 93: Don Watson on the US election

Don Watson offers a report from America that catches the madness and the politics of an election like no other.

This is a deeply historically informed, characteristically mordant account of Donald Trump, Joe Biden and a divided country. Watson considers how things reached this pass, and what might lie ahead.

An essential essay about a crucial moment of choice.

Enemy Within: American Politics in the Time of Trump
American Politics in the Time of Trump

In Quarterly Essay 63, Don Watson looks at the legacy of Barack Obama, the character of Donald Trump and the travails of Hillary Clinton. With characteristic wit and acuity, he takes us on a journey into the heart of the United States in the year 2016.

Quarterly Essay 4: Rabbit Syndrome
Australia and America

In Rabbit Syndrome Don Watson takes an analytical look at the ways in which the Australian imagination has always been dominated by America. This is a brilliant meditation round a set of paradoxes that are central to our long-term anxieties and hopes.