Search results for ‘Robert Manne’
State of the Nation: Essays for Robert Manne
A collection of essays that provides a portrait of the major issues facing Australia today.
The Best Australian Essays 2013
In The Best Australian Essays 2013, Robert Manne draws out this year's most distinctive voices. This superb collection encompasses the personal, with Robert Dessaix's distant summer of love and touch-typing and Helen Garner's...
The Words That Made Australia: How a Nation Came to Know Itself
This is not a book of documents, snippets or worthy speeches. Instead it presents the original essays and the moments of insight that told us what Australia is and could be. These are the essential statements -- from historians,...
Goodbye to All That?: On the Failure of Neo-liberalism and the Urgency of Change
Explores what the global financial crisis means for Australia. Looks past 'neo-liberalism' and 'economic rationalism' and asks what kind of social democracy we might hope for in the future. Are the heady days of deregulation and...
Making Trouble: Essays Against the New Australian Complacency
As this eloquent and important book shows, no one in Australia makes a better argument than Robert Manne. This is a book that will enlighten and provoke. It covers much ground from Howard to Gillard by way of Rudd, from Victoria's...
In Denial: The Stolen Generations and the Right
Attacks the right-wing campaign against the 'Bringing Them Home' report which revealed how thousands of Aborigines had been taken from their parents.
Bad News: Murdoch’s Australian and the Shaping of the Nation
In the third Quarterly Essay for 2011, Robert Manne investigates the forces that shape public debate in Australia. When it comes to key issues for the nation, who sets the media agenda and how do they do it?
The Dreaming and Other Essays
W.E.H. Stanner's words changed Australia. Without condescension and without sentimentality, Stanner conveyed the richness and uniqueness of Aboriginal culture. In his Boyer Lectures he exposed a 'cult of forgetfulness practised on...
Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Political Power
When Rupert Murdoch called, Prime Ministers and Presidents picked up the phone. David McKnight exposes Murdoch.s unflinching use of his media empire to further his political agenda over decades. This is the story behind the...
Reflected Light: La Trobe Essays
Presents a collection of reflection, evocations and commentary, by leading writers with a connection to La Trobe University. Authors include Inga Clendinnen, Robert Manne, Judith Brett, Denis Altman, John Hirst, Marilyn Lake,...
The Petrov Affair
The defection of Russian diplomats Vladimir Petrov and his wife Evdokia in 1954 ignited the Cold War in Australia and had a profound effect on Australian political history. This book, reprinted for its 50th anniversary, includes...
Left, Right, Left
Gathers the fruits of political and cultural debate: from the Cold War to the Iraq War, from the stolen generations to the asylum seekers, from Australian party politics to the culture wars. There is also an array of essays on...
The Shadow of 1917: Cold War Conflict in Australia
The Way We Live Now: Controversies of the 90’s
Manne writes powerfully about why bureaucrats and politicians ordered Aboriginal children to be taken from their families. He discusses why politicians tell lies. He debates the nature of Australian history and the fierce...
Words that Made Australia: How a Nation Came to Know Itself The
The Australian Century: Political Struggle in the Building of a Nation
In the lead up to the referendum on the republic and the dawn of the new millennium, this compelling and accessible book is long overdue. Here, in evocative essays by eight major historians, is the political history of Australia...
The Dreaming and Other Essays
This is a collection of works by W.E.H Stanner, one of Australia's finest essayists. A superb anthropologist, he was both perceptive and prophetic about the Aboriginal people he knew; yet his work has been out of print for many...
Remembering the Holocaust: A Debate
The meaning of the Holocaust and how it should be remembered has been the subject of much intense public debate. Should its significance be limited to particular groups or are there lessons for all of humanity to draw upon? This...