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Waleed Aly
Waleed Aly

Waleed Aly is a broadcaster, author and academic. His social and political commentary has produced an award-winning book and multiple literary short-listings, and appears in newspapers such as The Guardian, The Australian, The Sunday Times of India, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. He is the author of What’s Right? The Future of Conservatism in Australia. His debut book, People Like Us: How Arrogance is Dividing Islam and The West (Picador, 2007), was shortlisted for several awards including the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and for Best Newcomer at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards.

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Quarterly Essay 37: What's Right?
The future of conservatism in Australia

Waleed Aly begins by unravelling the terms “Right” and “Left,” arguing that these have become meaningless. Conservatives no longer seem to have a compelling vision of the future. How did the Right end up in this state? How might conservatism renew itself?