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Cover of Libre Magzine of GRECE the founding European New Right organisation.

The long game of the European New Right

In 2007, Canadian political theorist Tamir Bar-On wrote a book with a provocative title: Where have all the fascists gone? In 2017, Bar-On’s question may seem to many readers no longer that perplexing…
In Queensland, police can issue on-the-spot ten-day banning orders to patrons who engage in violent or anti-social behaviour in and around licensed venues. AAP/Dan Peled

Banning orders won’t solve alcohol-fuelled violence – but they can be part of the solution

Banning orders can encourage personal responsibility and demonstrate that anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated.
People react as they see North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a mass rally and parade in Pyongyang. Reuters/Damir Sagolj

North Korea

In 2017, the Korean Peninsula retains its status as “political hotspot”, due largely to the uncertainty surrounding North Korea’s nuclear intentions. Even in the context of the country’s most recent missile…
We’ll have to see if the Trump administration will have friendlier relations with Russia. EPA/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV

Russia

This year will likely bring a significant improvement in relations between the United States and Russia, as well as a raft of possible changes to global politics. Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin…
Young women in the survey showed less interest and knowledge on long-term investments. www.shutterstock.com

Young women can budget in the short term but struggle with long-term investments: survey

Young women are are confident in implementing budgeting and savings strategies, but lack the knowledge and confidence required to implement long-term financial strategies, a new pilot study finds.
Melbourne-based start up Choovie will launch a service offering demand based ticket pricing to filmgoers at the end of March. Lucky images/shutterstock

Coming soon to a cinema near you? Ticket prices shaped by demand

Imagine if you could pay less to see films that are less popular. Dynamic ticket pricing already happens in China – and it's about to start here in over 100 Australian cinemas.
Wes Mountain/The Conversation

Eight podcasts to get between your ears this year

The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
Office for Emergency Management. War Production Board, c. 1942-3. National Archives and Records Administration (US)

Is it OK to punch Nazis?

On Trump's inauguration day, alt-right activist Richard Spencer was punched in the street, on camera. The internet's reaction to this event raises important moral questions around violence and power.
Felicity Huffman in Transamerica, which signified a shift in depictions of transgender people. Belladonna Productions

Friday essay: transgenderism in film and literature

Historically, pop culture has tended to depict transgender people as objects of comedy or monstrous freaks. But attitudes are changing, as a new novel featuring a transgender child shows.

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