Charles Firth is a co-founder of The Chaser, Australia’s satirical newspaper.
His TV credits include The Election Chaser (2001), CNNNN: Chaser Non-stop News Network (2002-3), The Chaser Decides (2004) and The Chaser’s War on Everything (2006 and 2007).
His latest book is American Hoax published by Pan Macmillan.
Doctrine of the top 500
DebateIT IS OFTEN said that there are only 500 people in the country. Of course, this is untrue. There are millions, but once you exclude all the manual labourers, teachers, nurses, scientists and poets, then there are 500 people...
How to become a superpower in three easy steps
EssayIN THE POST-SEPTEMBER 11 world, many middle-ranking countries are starting to ask the question: 'If the United States can be a superpower, why can't I?' This is a very good question. The ease with which the US now exercises...