Guy Rundle
Guy Rundle

Guy Rundle is the author of the Quarterly Essay, The Opportunist – John Howard and the Triumph of Reaction. He as a co-founding editor of Arena, a magazine of political and social comment. Formerly a theatre critic for the Age, he has written and produced a number of TV programs and stage shows, and contributes regularly to the Age, the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald and Spiked, and is currently a Crikey’s global correspondent-at-large.

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Quarterly Essay 56: Clivosaurus
The politics of Clive Palmer

Who is Clive Palmer, and what does his ascent say about Australia’s creaking political system?

Quarterly Essay 3: The Opportunist
John Howard and the triumph of reaction

In The Opportunist, Guy Rundle comes to grips with John Howard, the prime minister who, on the eve of an election, seems to have turned round his political fortunes by spurning refugees and writing blank cheques for America's War on Terror.