Danyl Mclauchlan

Danyl Mclauchlan is a Wellington based writer and the author of two novels.

Books
Feb 18, 2019

The subtle art of not giving a fuck about Jordan B Peterson

Danyl Mclauchlan on the 'ersatz enlightenment' of Jordan Peterson, who opens his New Zealand speaking tour with tonight’s sold-out event in Auckland.

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Media
Apr 17, 2017

Seeking shelter from the information monsoon

Saturated with Trump commentary, Danyl Mclauchlan's brain felt like a tiny teacup with a firehose gushing into it. Here he explains why he decided to refocus his attention away from the floods of content and the 'ludic loop' of social media, where, more than ever, the audience is the product.

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Politics
Mar 22, 2017

Hit & Run: A depressingly credible account of blunder, bloodshed and cover-up

In their new book Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson offer evidence of a botched raid that killed six civilians and led to a scramble to conceal the truth. Danyl Mclauchlan reviews Hit & Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the Meaning of Honour and weighs up the prospects for an inquiry.

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Politics
Jan 1, 2017

Summer reissue: How John Key won at politics – all four of him

Who was PM Key? A lovably uncool dad on the breakfast TV couch? A proudly vicious parliamentarian? A political genius with an uncanny knack for understanding voters? Or a cautious conservative who avoided the real issues? Danyl Mclauchlan picks apart the man who, even when he lost, just kept on winning.

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Politics
Dec 16, 2016

The four John Keys you meet when he governs your country

Who was Prime Minister John Key? A lovably uncool dad, goofing off on the breakfast TV couch? A proudly vicious parliamentarian, sticking the knife in at Question Time? A political genius with an uncanny knack for understanding voters better than they did themselves? Or a cautious conservative who avoided the real issues? Danyl Mclauchlan picks apart the man who, even when he lost, just kept on winning.

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Politics
Sep 11, 2016

Straight outta Khandallah: to Malvina’s with the Wellington mayoral hopefuls

Danyl Mclauchlan explores the mayoral race in the capital by heading for the key battleground: the La Scala lounge at the Malvina Major Retirement Home.

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Books
Jun 16, 2016
Politics
Dec 16, 2015

Politics: Why You Need Incite in Your Life – a Review of Cameron Slater’s $35 Monthly Newsletter

Did you know the key to winning in politics is having enough votes in Parliament to form a government after the election? If not, Danyl Mclauchlan has found just the …

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