In the COVID insanity which has gripped the Australian political class and destroyed so much of the country, one of the nation’s most distinguished academics, Professor Ramesh Thakur of the Australian National University, has stood out for his bold, erudite and highly intelligent coverage.

A former UN Assistant Secretary-General,  Ramesh Thakur experienced the pressure, propaganda and manipulation that preceded the Iraq war of 2003. But in just such crucibles, truthsayers are forged. Seventeen years later, he sees history repeating itself with the coronavirus pandemic.

The author or editor of 50 books and 400 articles and book chapters, Professor Thakur serves on the international advisory boards of institutes in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. His analysis of COVID has been published in academic journals and newspapers around the world.

Thakur possesses a cogent statistical ability. It’s a great shame the Australian government has not paid him his due respect; now, in the chaos that has enveloped the country, he is one of the only people in the country intelligent enough to dig us out of this mess.

One can only hope the government sees fit to appoint him as head of a body to oversee the nation’s recovery.

After cycling through a number of small journals, In Australia Thakur found a home at The Spectator.

Here is a sampling of some of his recent stories, all of which amount to a significant body of work in one of the most tendentious periods of Australian history.

A full list of stories by Ramesh Thakur published in The Spectator can be found by going here.

Feature image by Tasmanian wilderness photographer Dan Broun.