Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor - December 2017

Australian Book Review
22 November 2017

Dear Editor, It was disappointing to read Stephen Mills’s commentary on my recent Making Modern Australia: The Whitlam government’s 21st century agenda (ABR, 11/17). More

Letters to the Editor - November 2017

25 October 2017

Comments from ABR readers, published in the November Arts Issue of Australian Book Review.


Letters to the Editor - October 2017

Australian Book Review
21 September 2017

Marriage equality

See 'The same-sex marriage debate' by Peter Rose

Dear Editor,
How sad it is that the Australian political leadership is so inept, so hostage to minority interests – in this case, those of the conservative Christian variety. This in ... More

Letters to the Editor - June-July 2017

29 May 2017

Raging élites

Dear Editor,
Until the May 2017 issue, ABR had managed to keep its anti-Trump animus relatively subdued, but with More

Letters to the Editor - May 2017

Australian Book Review
28 April 2017


Dear Editor,
All authors are perhaps oversensitive to reviews of their books, but I have never been tempted to quarrel with a reviewer until now. Alan Atkinson’s review of Scurvy: The disease of discovery (April 2017) contains a ... More

Letters to the Editor - April 2017

Austrlian Book Review
23 March 2017

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Chilcot and Australia

Dear Editor,
We cannot be reminded often enough of the perfidy that led in succession to the Iraq disaster, the continuing débâcle in the Middle Eas ... More

Letters to the Editor - December 2016

23 November 2016

Parallel importation

Dear Editor,
I’d like to thank Colin Golvan QC for his intelligent, articulate, and well-argued response to the Productivity Commission report’s proposed changes to parallel importations and fair use, published as both a podcast and a brief commentary by ABR (November 2016 ... More

Letters to the Editor - December 2016

19 December 2016

Dear Editor, I’m pleased that Peter Craven found so much to enjoy in The Boy behind the Curtain (ABR, December 2016). More

Letter to the Editor - November 2016

24 October 2016

Dear Editor, Sandy Thorne seems to think Donald Trump can restore America to prosperity and its past greatness (Letters, October 2016). All great nations rise, decline, and fall ...


Letters to the Editor - October 2016

23 September 2016

Dear Editor, Alan Atkinson's study of national conscience and how it has functioned in Australia is timely ('How Do We Live With Ourselves?' September 2016) ...

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