Michael Sexton

Michael Sexton reviews Robert Menzies: The art of politics by Troy Bramston

Michael Sexton
23 May 2019
There have been at least half a dozen previous biographies of Robert Menzies, but Troy Bramston’s new life of Australia’s longest-serving prime minister is arguably the most attractive co More

Michael Sexton reviews Australia's Vietnam: Myth vs history by Mark Dapin

Michael Sexton
21 April 2019

Almost all historical events are attended by myths, some of them remarkably persistent, but Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War has perhaps more than its fair share. Mark Dapin ha More

Michael Sexton reviews 'Stern Justice' by Adam Wakeling

Michael Sexton
27 November 2018

Justice or vengeance? This is always the question raised by war crimes trials, although it might be noted that they are a relatively recent historical phenomenon. Some were proposed at the More

Michael Sexton reviews 'Randomistas: How radical researchers changed our world' by Andrew Leigh

Michael Sexton
23 August 2018
Unusual for a federal parliamentarian, Andrew Leigh is a former academic economist and author of several serious books, these being distinguished from the vapid and self-serving memoirs publi More