At the time, with the rising popularity of Donald Trump, political certainties were collapsing, and this was a convenient pejorative to cast at one's political opponents.
Men aren't at their best and there is no returning to the old days when women cut us too much slack.
In the years to come we’re going to have plenty of motley parliaments, with fewer major party parliamentarians and larger crossbenches of independents and minor parties.
That Australia has so readily embraced the populist-right politics of nationalism and xenophobia perpetuated by former prime minister John Howard in the 2001 Tampa incident and beyond will be seen as a great error.
In any other country, a ‘liberal’ defends individual rights against encroaching police powers.
That is to say that postmodernism depends on the very system it attacks for both material resources and moral status.
Those who profess to believe there is no objective difference in effect debase the good and nourish the bad.
Echoing the rhetoric of Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn, Bill Shorten recently claimed in a speech that rising inequality was the single biggest threat to Australia's social cohesion and the economy.
The description of this mind-independent reality is what we sometimes call truth. Thus we can know truth and speak the truth.
Trump, in turn, served a useful purpose: he could slay sacred cows, mock members of the establishment and foul the temples.
On the other hand parts of the self-identifying left these days have in many instances distanced themselves from class politics instead embracing identity politics and liberalism.
For more than half its life, since Fraser seized power, the Liberal Party has been dying.