Helen Razer was a broadcaster and is now a writer. Her appointments in radio were at the Triple J national network and ABC Melbourne. Her books include A Short History of Stupid, co-authored with national affairs correspondent Bernard Keane, a work on the history of bad Western thought which was shortlisted for the Russell Prize; and Total Propaganda, a work on Marx for Millennials and other angry beginners to be published by Allen & Unwin, coinciding with the centenary of the October Uprising.
Helen has written on social and political matters for The Age and The Australian. She contributes news and cultural analysis to Crikey, The Saturday Paper, The Daily Review, SBS Online and Atlantic digital publication Quartz.