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 shortlisted for the Russell Prize, and Total Propaganda, a work on Marx for Millennials and other angry beginners published by Allen & Unwin to coincide with the centenary of the October Uprising.
She has written on social and political matters for The Age and The Australian. She now contributes news and cultural analysis to Crikey, Frankie, The Saturday Paper, The Daily Review, SBS Online, New Matilda and Atlantic digital publication Quartz. She keeps promising to give something to Red Flag.