David Burchell is a senior lecturer in humanities at the University of Western Sydney.

Dr Burchell is the author of several books on Australian politics and the Australian Labor Party, including: Western Horizon: Sydney's Heartland and the Future of Australian Politics (Scribe Books, 2003); co-author of The Prince's New Clothes: Why do Australians Dislike Their Politicians? (UNSW Press, 2002); and Labor's Troubled Times (Pluto Press, 1991).

Pieces by David Burchell

Trying to find the sunny side of life
Edition 15: Divided Nation

The trouble with empathy
Edition 8: People like Us

Griffith Review