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Morag Fraser reviews 'In Denial: The Stolen Generations and the Right (Quarterly Essay 1)' by Robert Manne

Morag Fraser
22 August 2019

Much current debate on crucial issues facing Australia – the economy, race relations, foreign affairs, for example – is conduct More

Peter Goldsworthy reviews 'The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper' by Simon Leys

Peter Goldsworthy
22 August 2019

In reviewing the first half of Simon Leys’s new book, The Wreck of More

Lisa Gorton reviews 'Biplane Houses' and 'Collected Poems' by Les Murray

Lisa Gorton
22 August 2019

Perhaps only John Shaw Neilson and Judith Wright have brought an equal sense of place to Australian poet More

David Haworth reviews Growing Up Aboriginal In Australia edited by Anita Heiss

David Haworth
22 July 2019

The late historian Patrick Wolfe did not pull any punches when he wrote that colonialism seeks to eliminate and replace the Indigenous cultures holding sovereignty over the lands and resou More

Tony Birch reviews 'The History Wars' by Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark, and 'Whitewash' edited by Robert Manne

Tony Birch
07 June 2019

Towards the end of his informative introduction, Robert Manne, the editor of Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle’s fabrication of Aboriginal history, outlines the collective intention of the book’s nineteen More

Rubik Roy reviews Dead Right: How neoliberalism ate itself and what comes next by Richard Denniss

Rubik Roy
23 May 2019

A spectre is haunting Australia, that of neo-liberalism. For the last thirty years, both major parties have subscribed to its tenets in order to propitiate big business. It is an ideology More

Rubik Roy reviews Dead Right: How neoliberalism ate itself and what comes next by Richard Denniss

Rubik Roy
01 July 2009

A spectre is haunting Australia, that of neo-liberalism. For the last thirty years, both major parties have subscribed to its tenets in order to propitiate big business. It is an ideology More

Varun Ghosh reviews Tired of Winning: A chronicle of American decline by Richard Cooke

Varun Ghosh
23 May 2019

Tired of Winning: A chronicle of American decline by journalist and essayist Richard Cooke begins with the shock of Donald Trump’s election on 8 November 2016. In New York’s L More

Varun Ghosh reviews Tired of Winning: A chronicle of American decline by Richard Cooke

Varun Ghosh
01 July 2009

Tired of Winning: A chronicle of American decline by journalist and essayist Richard Cooke begins with the shock of Donald Trump’s election on 8 November 2016. In New York’s L More

Michael McGirr reviews King of the Air: The turbulent life of Charles Kingsford Smith by Ann Blainey

Michael McGirr
23 May 2019

People spent a lot of time looking for the pioneering aviator Charles Kingsford Smith. When he disappeared for the final time in 1935 just south of Myanmar, then known as Burma, he was jus More

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