Michael Bird

What comes after populism? Nanny McPhee meets Leon Trotsky?

12 December 2018 7:04 am

The success of populist movements in democratic nations is leading many on the political left to envisage a recalibrated political…

Religious freedom is not absolute – and neither are LGBTI rights

17 October 2018 8:30 pm

Last week in Australia the recommendations of the Ruddock Review into Religious Freedom were leaked, leading to media frenzy that…

Bogans and the bourgeoise must unite to fight rich inner-city progressives

12 September 2018 7:50 am

Bogans and the bourgeoise must unite to fight rich inner-city progressives Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has made it clear that…

Why I support Dark Mofo’s inverted crosses

13 June 2018 8:53 pm

The proper way to understand the giant inverted crosses as part of Tasmania’s Dark Mofo festival is not an expression…

Why Australian Muslims must back conservatives (and conservatives back them)

13 April 2018 7:38 am

Australian Muslims have a cagey relationship with progressive political parties, it is inevitable then that Aussie Muslims will seek a…