Show Your Working is a regular column exploring how some of our favourite writers get things done. This month, we take a peek into the writing routine of former senator turned author Scott Ludlam.
A concept so old it comes to us in a dead language: divide et impera. The original phrase is attributed to Philip II of Macedon as he played Greek city-states off against one another in the fourth century BC. In ancient Greek, διαίρει καὶ βασίλευε; in English, divide and rule. A favoured tactic of emperors and dictators from Caesar to Bonaparte to Mao, it is also a staple of the modern workplace.
First published at Green Magazine. We may not have heard much from Scott Ludlam since his sudden departure from the Senate in 2017, but he’s been busy – writing a book, no less. Ahead of the May release of the highly anticipated Full Circle, Scott speaks to us about what he’s been up to, what he’s learnt about the world that comes next, and what we have to do to get there. Interview by Joana Partyka For many politicians, the first few years out of Parliament involve taking up a lobbying position or publishing a memoir.Scott Ludlam has done neither. For a one-time representative of a party explicitly calling to close the revolving door between government and industry, the former was never going to happen. The latter, too, was highly
For the first time in more than a decade there’s cause for hope.