The quarterly magazine for thinkiness, Island, recently asked me and a number of other commentators to respond, as an act of political imagination, to the question “What would the Australian political landscape look like in the absence of political parties?”

The question was inspired by this interview with Simon Leys regarding his translation of Simone Weil’s 1943 tract, On the Abolition of All Political PartiesHere’s my contribution. Or you can grab a copy of the mag to read them all.