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the Pavlov’s dog of newspapers

As soon as you learned that Sally Warhaft had resigned from the Monthly, you knew (despite having no knowlege whatsoever of the circumstances behind her departure) that the Australian would rub its nasty little hands together in glee. And, lo, so it came to pass. Robert Manne! Kevin Rudd! Drool! Drool!

Whatever your opinion of Kevin Rudd as essayist, the success of the Monthly has been an unambiguously good thing for Australian culture. Everyone at Overland wishes both it and Sally the best for the future.

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Jeff Sparrow is the former editor of Overland. He is the co-author (with Jill Sparrow) of Radical Melbourne: A Secret History and Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within, the editor (with Antony Loewenstein) of Left Turn: Essays for the New Left and the author of Communism: a love story, Killing: Misadventures in violence, and Money Shot: A Journey into Censorship and Porn.  On Twitter, he's @Jeff_Sparrow.

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  1. And let’s not dwell on who the friends of editors at the Australian maybe. Doesn’t stand thinking about. Sally’s departure is a loss for the magazine- let’s hope they find someone else as strong minded as she is to take over.

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