Published 18 February 200918 February 2009 · Main Posts Overland 194 is ready Jeff Sparrow Overland 194 goes to the printer today. The back cover blurb reads: Are we to imagine we can sustain forever an economy based on serving each other in ethnic restaurants and taking Japanese tourists on harbour cruises past the Opera House and robbing high-rollers blind in gambling casinos in an era when nobody much will be able to travel any more, and spare cash will be scarce? Do we let the brute greed of our corporate classes guide what we do as a nation, or is there a better way? Bob Ellis explains what the ‘muscular timidity’ of Kevin Rudd means for the future. Plus Raewyn Connell on the financial meltdown and the Left, Carmen Lawrence and Mungo MacCallum on Gough Whitlam, Mark Furlong on the collapse of the neoliberal self, Tom O’Lincoln on myths and reality in the Pacific War, Louise Swinn on the year ahead in Australian publishing, Dave Hoskin on the perpetual crises of local film and Ouyang Yu on Chinese poetry below the waist. New fiction from Cate Kennedy, Jennifer Mills and David Wolstencroft, plus poetry, reviews and more. If you’re not already a subscriber, you know what to do. Jeff Sparrow Jeff Sparrow is a Walkley Award-winning writer, broadcaster and former editor of Overland. More by Jeff Sparrow › Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202311 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the final day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s most important members get to have their say Editorial Team BORIS A quick guide to another year of Overland, from your trusty feline, Boris. I liked the ginger cat story, though it made my human cry. I liked the talking cat, too, but I’m definitely in the “not wasting my time learning to talk” camp. But reading is good. And writing is fun, though it’s been challenging […] 1 First published in Overland Issue 228 9 November 20239 November 2023 · Subscriberthon 2023 On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, Overland’s co-chief editor Evelyn Araluen speaks truth to power Editorial Team To my friends and comrades, I’m not sure if there’s language to communicate how this last month has utterly changed me. This time a few weeks ago the busyness and chaos of bricolage arts and academic labour had so efficiently distracted me from my anxiety about the upcoming referendum that I forgot to prepare myself for its inevitable conclusion.