Welcome to my burning archive, the website of Jeff Rich, writer and course creator.
My first Government Writer Masterclass is launching in November 2023. In 33 years as a government writer, I wrote everything a government official could write. I distilled it all into a tailored method for government writers. You can learn it in an online masterclass that will take your writing to the next level.
In my 33 years in government, I learned a lot about world history, and how the world is changing. In 2024 I will release an online course that helps people who follow world news to respond mindfully to the events of today with the benefit of some quality world history. For now, join me at Substack (see below) if you want to find out more.
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During 2023 I have had several articles published at Australia’s leading online public policy journal, John Menadue’s Pearl’s and Irritations.
I tell stories about the history, culture and geopolitics of the multipolar world on my podcast (on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or other platforms) and YouTube channel. Since 2021, I have spoken about everything from Beowulf, the Vikings, some favourite poets to the wars in Afghanistan, Ukraine, and Gaza. I have talked about the history of Russia and the history of civilizations, I have interviewed historians, including one of the world’s leading historians of the world, Felipe Fernández-Armesto. I have also given tips on the best history books to make sense of geopolitics.
My aim is to help my readers, listeners and viewers to see the world more clearly with some quality world history, tempered by my real life experience as a long-term, but very minor government official.