Richard King

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Richard King in a Fremantle-based writer and critic.

He is the author of On Offence: The Politics of Indignation (Scribe, 2013) and writes for many newspapers and magazines, including the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, The Monthly, Meanjin and New Matilda. 

His online home is


The network versus the hierarchy

Essay‘IT IS EASIER to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.’ So wrote the critical theorist Fredric Jameson in New Left Review in 2003, attributing the sentiment to an unnamed ‘someone’ whom posterity,...

Future perfect

EssayIN THE SOUL of Man under Socialism (1891), Oscar Wilde wrote, ‘A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always...

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