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The Monthly November issue 2022


The Monthly’s November issue shows the magazine at its very best: a heady mix of considered long-form journalism, incisive political commentary and essential cultural analysis.

In an exclusive interview for the magazine, Malcolm Knox spoke with Opposition Leader Peter Dutton, asking why a man whose key political attribute is consistency is attempting to make over his image.

Don Watson brings his incomparable insights and dryest of wits to the rise of King Charles III.

And Sam Vincent turns his gaze to matters culinary as he examines the trajectory of Australian native ingredients. From memories of the novelty of TV’s Bush Tucker Man to gourmet accolades and supermarket shelves, Vincent considers what might be considered uniquely Australian flavours. Food racism, culinary nationalism and the McDonalds “Australiano” – a degustation plate of big ideas.

Plus Santilla Chingaipe on the unbearable whiteness of DFAT travel advisories, Chris Wallace on the “wellbeing budget”, Hamish McDonald on calls for the repatriation of looted sacred objects from the Australian Museum to PNG, and Helen Elliot on why – a century after his death – Marcel Proust remains an essential read. From the timely to the timeless, The Monthly has you covered.