Legalising and regulating all drugs is the solution

My essay appears in this week’s Sydney Morning Herald: The only way to ensure a safer Australian society is to legalise and regulate all drugs. This could save lives, earn huge revenue for the state and diminish the power of criminal gangs that make billions of dollars annually from the production and sale of illicit…

How to fight the toxic culture wars and win

My book review appears in the… Weekend Australian newspaper with the great headline: “What did you do in the culture wars, daddy-o?: As soon as Donald Trump unexpectedly won the White House in 2016, commentators and instant experts claimed it was because of economic anxiety. White, working-class Americans voted for the Republican candidate in greater numbers…

Censored Al-Jazeera film on Israel lobby reveals important truths

My following essay appears in the Israel/Palestine news outlet +972 magazine:…  There’s a moment near the end of the four-part, Al Jazeera documentary on the U.S. Israel lobby —… censored by its own network due to pressure from the U.S. government and incensed U.S.-based, pro-Israel lobbyists — where the show’s undercover reporter, “Tony,” films a key…