Alexandra Marshall

Has identity politics created a state of madness?

10 April 2023 5:29 pm

‘Does having children change your perspective on history, politics, philosophy, and the future of humanity? If so, is part of…

The politics of hunger

1 April 2023 9:00 am

Starvation has ended more than one political empire. The pages of human history are frequently chaptered by acute moments of…

A diet of political insects

27 March 2023 11:42 am

Speccie Editor Rowan Dean has already described the New South Wales election perfectly in this morning’s leading article. His remarks must…

Were vaccines a political treatment for public fear?

22 March 2023 4:37 pm

‘All of the public health response [around Covid] appeared to be focused on ‘well’ people, and none of it was…

Chimeras: the monsters of man

20 March 2023 7:00 am

In 2021, under the cover of Covid, scientists from China, Spain, and America created embryos that shared human and macaque…

Sensitivity readers: no better than Medieval statue butchers

7 March 2023 6:30 am

‘Yeah, the good news is that this is a right-wing source that is probably blowing it out of proportion. But…

One-legged seagull: the cult of victimhood

21 February 2023 3:16 pm

There is a hardwood pier stretching out into the protected harbour where I live, styled to resemble a vintage port.…

The God delusion: men seeking womb transplants

9 February 2023 2:25 am

Last week, I stumbled over the Daily Mail article titled: EXCLUSIVE: Womb transplants for TRANS women are ‘very likely in the near future’,…

Novak Djokovic: this trophy is yours, as much as it is mine

30 January 2023 1:48 am

I am normally patriotic about sport, but when Novak Djokovic handed Australian Alex de Minaur his arse in the fourth…

Valley of the Whales: science, power, and politics

10 January 2023 1:02 pm

Wādī al-Ḥītān, also known as ‘The Valley of the Whales’, is an extraordinary paleontological site sitting 150 km south-west of…

The crimes of eco-fascism

31 December 2022 7:00 am

Conservatives never should have surrendered the ground of environmental conservation to the radicalised, collectivised, totalitarian Left. Since becoming custodians of…

A ‘borderless world’? Not for carbon!

28 December 2022 11:15 am

The European Union has long been known as a collection of bad ideas. On brand, it has decided to become…

An Australian Christmas

24 December 2022 2:30 pm

When I was small, Christmas meant visiting my nan in St Ives. Her house existed in a state of chaos,…

The joke’s on Xi: China will not keep its climate fortune

17 December 2022 9:00 am

China is kidding itself if it thinks Western mining corporations and tax-hungry governments are going to sit around and let…

Aussie life

17 December 2022 9:00 am

It might not be a very net-zero-friendly activity, but driving around to view the Christmas light show is part of…

Parks Australia: when bureaucracy turns racist

9 December 2022 6:00 am

Imagine telling a Brit of migrant origin that they’re forbidden from visiting the White Cliffs of Dover because they are…

The ‘green leap’ forward

6 December 2022 4:00 am

The Dutch Minister for Nitrogen, Christianne van der Wal, announced that 3,000 farms will be forced to sell their properties…

This is war: Renewables vs the West

14 November 2022 4:00 am

The future of renewable energy is laid out before us, bound by inevitable consequences and engineering restraints. It is a…

The Teals are ‘my people’

11 November 2022 6:00 am

Facebook is something I try not to open. It’s not only a jarring reminder of mortality, with spectres from my…

Lobster bisque

31 October 2022 3:14 pm

The doomed politics of Victorian Opposition Leader Matthew (Matt?) Guy

The politics of tea

25 October 2022 7:00 am

There is no greater beneficiary of ‘evil colonialism’ and British Empire than the local Woke tea shop. That doesn’t stop…

Climate criminals

16 October 2022 4:00 am

If an ordinary person walks up to a priceless work of art in a gallery and either glues themselves to…

Australia’s white elephant zoo

12 October 2022 12:35 pm

Covid quarantine, a failure so large it is visible from space

Biology will decide this

28 September 2022 10:00 am

The end of radical feminism cannot come soon enough

Until we meet again

20 September 2022 4:00 am

Red roses hit the side of the state hearse as the Queen’s coffin was driven from London to Windsor at…