Ben Debney

Ben Debney is a PhD candidate in history at Western Sydney University, Bankstown. He is the author of The Oldest Trick in the Book: Panic-Driven Scapegoating in History and Recurring Patterns of Persecution (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).    

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

Adolf Hitler: A Political Archetype of the Dunning-Kruger Effect

Death Rattle 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

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