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Here is a list of recent essays and the dates they were completed.

Why are we in Afghanistan?
Tony Abbott, and me
Miracle manipulation
He's probably blown it
Robbed of truth?
The New Wowserism
The smugglers' sacrifice
Deconstructing Newspoll
Deeds not words
Losing home
The evils of self-righteousness
Obama's honeymoon
Massacre of the innocents
And so it went
The economic consequences of George, Gordon and Milton
The free market that never was
ISRAEL AND LEBANON
THE PASSING OF A SUPERPOWER
MAN OF STEEL
DESIGN
FUKUYAMA'S RETREAT
SYDNEY UNIVERSITY IN THE SIXTIES
MORE BIG LIES
CAUSE AND EFFECT
AMERICAN HYPOCRISY
BIG TALK
RESPONSE TO THE JEWISH NEWS
WHAT THE RIGHT DOES BEST
ENCOURAGING TERRORISM
RUSSELL CROWE
VICTORS' JUSTICE
HOWARD'S AUSTRALIA
THE SECOND BALI BOMBING
ALI BAKHTIYARI
AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA
DOES GEORGE BUSH HAVE A FUTURE?
A NEW CRIME
BOB CARR AND OTHERS
THE LONDON BOMBINGS
THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
SADDAM'S DEFENCE
FOLLOWING THE THREAD
THE CULTURE OF HUMILIATION 2
IT'S TIME
THE CULTURE OF HUMILIATION
THE LATHAM INTERIM
FRIENDS OF THE WAR
SADDAM HUSSEIN IN GAOL
WHO DOES CONDOLEEZZA SCARE?
THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE
BENEDICT XVI
THE NEW RULES OF POWER
HAS JOHN HOWARD WORN OUT HIS WELCOME?
THE RETURN OF SOCIALISM
LATHAM'S EXIT
KIM BEAZLEY
MAMDOUH HABIB
THE TILTING POINT
MARAGRET SCOTT
RECTIFYING GEORGE BUSH'S LANGUAGE
MYTHS OF YOUTH VERSUS AGE
KILLING PEOPLE FOR A CAUSE
THE LABOR LEADERSHIP
BOXING DAY, 2004
THE BAKHTIYARIS AND RUSSELL SKELTON
THE BAKHTIYARIS: THE TRAGEDY CONTINUES
THE BAKHTIYARIS: THE STORY MOVES TOWARDS ITS END
GEORGE ORWELL AND THE LANGUAGE OF SPIN
NO COMFORT
NEGOTIATING WITH TERRORISTS
THE BIG STUPID LIES
HOWARD AND NEWSPOLL
HOW QUICKLY FREEDOM GOES
POLITICS AND LYING
'GIVING IN' TO TERRORISM
SEVEN MINUTES
THE CHILL AT THE HEART OF LEADERSHIP
THE NUMBERS
SIMPLE ARITHMETIC
LICENSED TO KILL
PROTECTING THE DEAD
AMERICAN INFALLIBILITY
IN FREEDOM'S NAME
ISRAEL AND DEMOCRACY
FASCISM COMES BY INCHES
IGNORANCE AND WHAT FOLLOWS
THE YEAR AHEAD
THE CAPTURE OF SADDAM HUSSEIN
THE NATURE OF FREEDOM
THE FILM INDUSTRY AND FREE TRADE
'LET US IMAGINE...'
LET'S GET IT RIGHT THIS TIME
SELLING THE WAR
PAUL WOLFOWITZ IN IRAQ
WHY THE WAR ON TERROR DOESN'T WORK
BUSH, BLAIR AND HOWARD: THE METHOD ACTORS
DIVERTING ATTENTION
JOHN CLAYTON: SPEECH AT HIS FUNERAL
THE POLLS
THE RIGHT HAS A FEW THINGS WRONG THIS YEAR...
THE WAR ON TERROR, SEPTEMBER 11, 2003
IRAQ AFTERMATH
THIRTY-TWO QUESTIONS FOR PHILIP RUDDOCK
GEORGE BUSH:MAKING CONNECTIONS
POLITICS OF WAR IN IRAQ
THE IMPRISONMENT OF CHILDREN
RIGHT WING THOUGHT
THE LOGIC OF HISTORY(for HQ Magazine)
IT'S WORKING OUT REALLY WELL...
JOHN HOWARD AND THE ART OF LYING
THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE
SADDAM HUSSEIN, DAVID HICKS AND THOUGHTCRIME
GEORGE BUSH AND THE WMDs
MOLLY AND MOBARAK/ALI BAKHTIYARI
KIM BEAZLEY AND SIMON CREAN
THE SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL
POLLS
JOHN HOWARD AND THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL
LOSING THE WAR ON TERROR
TABLOID POLITICS
WAR IN IRAQ -- THE AFTERMATH
THE WAR - ANOTHER VERSION
WAR IN IRAQ
THE STORY SO FAR 2
THE STORY SO FAR 1
IS GEORGE BUSH A COWARD?
CONMEN
LETTERS OF THE LAW
NEWSPOLL
AFTER COLUMBIA
GEORGE BUSH 2
LOOKING-GLASS WORLD
WAR ON IRAQ 2
BIG IDEAS
THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
WAR ON IRAQ 1
RACISM
CLONING
WAR ON TERROR 2
WAR ON TERROR 1
SPIN
GEORGE BUSH 1
CULTURISM
THE RECTIFICATION OF THE LANGUAGE
THE LABOR PARTY
THE SINS OF THE HOWARD GOVERNMENT
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