Guy Rundle on the New Tabloid Racialism
In the last couple of years, tabloid attacks on Islam, aborigines, African immigrantsand other groups has mutated:after 9/11 it was a triumphalist assertion of Western supremacy over other cultures. In the wake of Iraq, the 2008 crash, and China rising, the focus has become the ‘other’ – from the alleged essential violence of Islam, to immigrant barbarism, to the return of eugenic assessment of indigenous people. Where did this ‘new hate’ come from? And why has the ‘respectableRight’ been so silent about it?
Guy Rundle is UK correspondent for Crikey, and a frequent contributor to the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, among many others. A former editor of Arena, and writer of several shows for Max Gillies, his books include Down To The Crossroads and The Shellacking, on the rise of Obama and the resurgent ... Read more
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