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Quarterly Essay 66: The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia's Climate Deadlock

Quarterly Essay 66: The Long Goodbye: Coal, Coral and Australia’s Climate Deadlock

Anna Krien

The Great Barrier Reef is dying. Extreme weather is becoming all too familiar. And the Coalition government is divided and paralysed.

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No is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

No is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we need to...

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The Retreat of Western Liberalism

The Retreat of Western Liberalism

Edward Luce

From the Financial Times' US commentator, The Retreat of Western Liberalism is an extraordinarily sharp and insightful look at why the values the West has long championed now face mortal danger

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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

China Mieville

Acclaimed fantasy author China Mieville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside down

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The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Rebellion

The Dilemmas of Lenin: Terrorism, War, Empire, Love, Rebellion

Tariq Ali

On the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Tariq Ali paints an illuminating portrait of Lenin

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Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe's Deep Establishment

Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment

Yanis Varoufakis

This explosive, headline-making memoir from the world's most controversial economist will blow the lid on the secret dealings of the EU

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Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

Cardinal: The Rise and Fall of George Pell

Louise Milligan

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse has brought to light horrific stories. Questions about what the Cardinal George Pell knew, and when, have persisted. Cardinal uncovers uncomfortable truths about a...

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Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist

Kate Raworth

Identifies seven critical ways in which mainstream economics has led us astray, and sets out a roadmap for bringing humanity into a sweet spot. This book deconstructs the character of Rational economic man and explains what...

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 Special price Read reviewDepends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables

Depends What You Mean by Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables

John Safran

No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the...

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War: An Enquiry

War: An Enquiry

A. C. Grayling

A renowned philosopher challenges long-held views on just wars, ethical conduct during war, why wars occur, how they alter people and societies, and more

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Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene

Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene

Clive Hamilton

Humans have become so powerful that we are disrupting the functioning of the earth, to the point where scientists now consider we have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Clive Hamilton argues this forces us to...

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 Special price Read reviewThe Pleasures of Leisure

The Pleasures of Leisure

Robert Dessaix

In today's crazily busy world the importance of making time for leisure is more vital than ever. Yet so many of us lack a talent for it. We are working longer hours, consuming more than ever before; technology erodes the work-life...

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 Read reviewUtopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Utopia for Realists: And How We Can Get There

Rutger Bregman

We live in a time of unprecedented upheaval, with questions about the future, society, work, happiness, family and money, and yet no political party of the right or left is providing us with answers. Rutger Bregman, a bestselling...

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How the Hell Did This Happen?: The US Election of 2016

How the Hell Did This Happen?: The US Election of 2016

P. J. O'Rourke

An essential take on the stranger-than-fiction 2016 presidential election from a quintessential voice on American politics and culture.

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The Destruction of Hillary Clinton

The Destruction of Hillary Clinton

Susan Bordo

The essential analysis of how and why Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election by acclaimed cultural critic and historian Susan Bordo

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A Little History of Economics

A Little History of Economics

Niall Kishtainy

A lively, inviting account of the history of economics, told through events from ancient to modern times and the ideas of great thinkers in the field

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Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power

Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power

Howard W. French

From the former New York Times Asia correspondent and author of China's Second Continent, an incisive investigation of China's ideological development as it becomes an ever more aggressive player in regional and global...

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Quarterly Essay 65: The White Queen - One Nation and the Politics of Race

Quarterly Essay 65: The White Queen - One Nation and the Politics of Race

David Marr

Most Australians despise what Pauline Hanson stands for, yet politics in this country is now orbiting around One Nation.

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