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David Rolph reviews The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

David Rolph
22 April 2019

In 1987, Allan Bloom published his best-selling book, The Closing of the American Mind. The American mind must have remained sufficiently open to allow it, three decades hence, to More

Ben Vine reviews 'These Truths: A History of the United States' by Jill Lepore

Ben Vine
18 December 2018

During his 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama declared that the story of American history is of countless people striving toward ‘a more perfect union’, that most utopian of goal More

David Brophy reviews 'Without America: Australia in the New Asia' (Quarterly Essay 68) by Hugh White

David Brophy
21 February 2018

For upward of a decade, Hugh White has been sounding a warning: that Australia’s long-standing policy of relying on the United States as guarantor of our security in Asia was approaching More

Varun Ghosh reviews 'Collusion: How Russia helped Trump win the White House' by Luke Harding

Varun Ghosh
21 February 2018

It is now widely believed that Russia and its agents interfered with the 2016 US presidential election to help Donald Trump get elected ...

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Barbara Keys reviews 'Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics' by Lawrence O’Donnell

Barbara Keys
21 February 2018

It was the year an American presidential candidate declared: ‘We got too much dignity in government now; what we need is some meanness.’ Even without this call to arms, meanness was ab More

Gideon Haigh reviews 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' by Michael Wolff

Gideon Haigh
01 February 2018

In his new account of Donald Trump’s presidency, Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff describes how Trump’s ‘adviser’ Steve Bannon counselled fellow White House newbies to read More

News from the Editor's Desk - September 2016

29 August 2016

News from the the Editor's Desk in the September issue of Australian Book Review.

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