Ben Debney

Ben Debney is the author of The Oldest Trick in the Book: Panic-Driven Scapegoating in History and Recurring Patterns of Persecution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).

‘Green Wall Street’: On the Extractivist Co-Option of Ecological Politics

Culture Wars Defend the Minority of the Opulent From the Majority

A World of Slaves Under His Eye: Reproductive Justice Versus Totalitarianism

Culture War as Policy Strategy in Australia

Marxism against Marxism

Corporate Media Spin in Defence of Transnational Mining Operations in Ecuador

Is Australia’s Anti-Lockdown Movement a Creature of Corporate Dark Money?

Capitalism Can’t Innovate on Ideas

Pathological Entitlement and the Supremacist Mindset

The Neoliberal Virus

The Political Uses of Pandemic

Liberals, Class and the Joker Complex

Crisis-Afflicted Humanity is like an Alzheimer’s Patient Lost in the Forest

Christchurch, the White Victim Complex and Savage Capitalism

Is Politics Getting Worse, Or Are We Getting a Better Handle on How Bad It Has Always Been?

A Faustian Bargain with the Climate Crisis

Plebiscites: Why Stop at One?

The Perpetual Victimhood of Privilege

The Predictable Casualties of Counterterrorism

The Paranoid Style of Counter-Terrorism

It’s Freedom White Phosphorus, Damn Commies

Outrage From the Imperial Playbook

The Paradox of Identity Politics

Mental Illness is Not to Blame for Terrorism

The Swimsuit that Overthrew the State

Worthy and Unworthy Victims of Child Abuse

Sorry Hillary, Voting for the Lesser of Two Evils is Textbook Blame-Shifting

80 Years Ago This Week Economic Democracy Was (Briefly) a Thing

Homophobia and the Conservative Victim Complex

Why is Hate Crime Terrorism?

Kush Zombies: QELD’s Hat Tip to Old School Hip Hop

Bin Laden Won the War on Terror

Therapeutic Psychodrama as Campaign Strategy

Kill the Poor: the Death of Satire and the Sociopathy of the Rich

The Language of Moral Panic: “Radicalization” vs. “Extremism”

On Being the Gatekeeper of Your Own Nightmares

After Paris You’re Meant to Hate Refugees

Guns, Trump and Mental Illness

Zombies on a Runaway Train

Modern Newspeak Dictionary, pt. II

Modern Newspeak Dictionary

Tony Abbott’s Australia: Madness or Design?

Drug Trafficking and the Politics of Vengeance

Collapse: a Foregone Conclusion