Tim Soutphommasane: The Pleasures of Hate Mail
Taking to the Lunchbox/Soapbox lectern once again, Tim Soutphommasane thumbs through the collection of nasty comments and hate mail he’s accumulated in his time as a columnist for The Guardian and The Weekend Australian.
From appalling grammar to apologetic wives, Soutphommasane shares his most humorous and memorable barbs while pondering the motivations of his snarky correspondents, and asking: why do they all seem to be named ‘Jeffery’?
Tim Soutphommasane is a political theorist, commentator and author of Reclaiming Patriotism: Nation-Building for Australian Progressives. In 2013, he was appointed Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner.