May 2021, no. 431
Welcome to the May issue! Our cover story is devoted to the stubborn persistence of poverty and social inequality in Australia. Glyn Davis (CEO of the Paul Ramsay Foundation) draws on the writings and example of Hugh Stretton to ask why poverty continues to be handed down from parent to child. Historian Lisa Ford reviews Bain Attwood’s major new book on sovereignty, property, and native title. Stuart Macintyre’s examines the prolific Sheila Fitzpatrick’s study of postwar migration to Australia. James Ley is underwhelmed by Harold Bloom’s posthumous book – ‘a bloated mess’. We review novels by Haruki Murakami, Jamie Marina Lau, Pip Adam, and Emily Maguire. Francesca Sasnaitis is also impressed by the new memoir by Krissy Kneen, who is also our Open Page guest.