Who exactly is Julian Assange? Warrior of free speech? Paranoid recluse? IT lackey for the Kremlin? The New Yorker's Khatchadourian looks into one of the world's most ambivalent figures.
Teenage victims of a national tragedy? Or actors paid by the government to impersonate victims and justify gun control? Kevin dives into the insane conspiracies propagated by so-called 'truthers'.
How a tiny, remote island became the theatre of Australian immigration politics
Nicholas Underhill mines Robert Lehrman, speechwriter for former US Vice President Al Gore, for rhetorical gold.
Australian journalist Peter Greste was imprisoned in Egypt for supporting a terrorist organisation and producing “fake news”. His trial would have made Kafka blush.
When the great Jewish-Italian writer, Primo Levi, wrote in his memoir If This is a Man that Germans “love order, systems, bureaucracy; even more, although rough and irascible blockheads, they cherish an infantile delight in glittering, many-coloured objects”, he wasn’t simply roasting his captors.