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Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

Anne Case, Angus Deaton

The flaws in capitalism that are fatal for America's working class In America today, deaths of despair - from suicide, drug overdose, and alcoholism - are on the rise among working-class whites. Life expectancy in the United...

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The Storm Before the Calm

The Storm Before the Calm

George Friedman

In a US election year, the master geopolitical forecaster combines an erudite analysis of American history with a clear-sighted view of the future, predicting a new era of US prosperity and power.

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Traitors and Spies

Traitors and Spies

John Fahey

Traitors and Spies tells the story of Australia's intelligence operations before ASIO was established, and reveals the dark side of Australian politics in the first half of the twentieth century.    

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Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News

Bad News: Why We Fall for Fake News

Rob Brotherton

Rob Brotherton delves into the psychology of news, reviewing how the latest research can help navigate this supposedly post-truth world

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Fallout

Fallout

Lesley Blume

New York Times bestselling author Lesley Blume reveals how a courageous reporter uncovered one of the greatest and deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century - the true effects of the atom bomb - potentially saving millions of...

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Who Cares Wins

Who Cares Wins

Lily Cole

A radical guide to thinking differently about the world and initiating change.

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How to Sell a Massacre

How to Sell a Massacre

Peter Charley

One Nation, the NRA and a cool $20 million -- inside journalism's most audacious sting ..

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The Rare Metals War

The Rare Metals War

Guillaume Pitron

The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth's most precious metals - but they are running out. And what will happen when they do?   

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Why We're Polarized

Why We’re Polarized

Ezra Klein

This is a revelatory book that will change how you look at politics, and perhaps at yourself.

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 Special pricePlay by the Rules

Play by the Rules

Michael Pembroke

Acclaimed writer and historian Michael Pembroke offers a fresh take on the USA's vast influence and asks whether it is still a force for good.

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Peace Crimes: Pine Gap, National Security and Dissent

Peace Crimes: Pine Gap, National Security and Dissent

Kieran Finnane

At the closely guarded and secretive military facility, Pine Gap in Australia's Northern Territory, police arrest six nonviolent activists. Their crime - to step through a fence, lamenting and praying for the dead of war. ...

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The Deficit Myth

The Deficit Myth

Stephanie Kelton

The leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory - the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades - delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and...

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Sunnis and Shi'A: A Political History

Sunnis and Shi'A: A Political History

Laurence Louer

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The Insider

The Insider

Christopher Pyne

One of the most brilliant, funny and engaging books by an Australian public figure you will ever read, Christopher Pyne's political memoir covers the years from 2007, during the first Rudd Government, to Pyne's exit from public...

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People Without Power

People Without Power

Thomas Frank

An eye-opening account of populism, the most important - and misunderstood - movement of our time.

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The Room Where It Happened

The Room Where It Happened

John Bolton

As President Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves.

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The Most Dangerous Man In The World

The Most Dangerous Man In The World

Andrew Fowler

With forensic detail, Andrew Fowler provides a ringside seat at the epic battle that has made Julian Assange the USA's public enemy number one.  

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 Read reviewThe Trials of Portnoy

The Trials of Portnoy

Patrick Mullins

Fifty years after the event, here is the first full account of an audacious publishing decision that - with the help of booksellers and readers around the country - forced the end of literary censorship in Australia.

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Quarterly Essay 78: The Coal Curse - Resources, Climate and Australia's Future

Quarterly Essay 78: The Coal Curse - Resources, Climate and Australia’s Future

Judith Brett

In this nuanced and insightful essay, Judith Brett looks at the consequences of Australia's coal addiction, from stalled climate-change policy to tensions between farmers and miners. She assesses where to next for a fractious...

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Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias

Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias

Dr Pragya Agarwal

For the first time, behavioural scientist, activist and writer Dr Pragya Agarwal unravels the way our implicit or 'unintentional' biases affect the way we communicate and perceive the world, and how they affect our...

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No Return

No Return

Mark Townsend

Five teenage friends leave Brighton to wage jihad in Syria. All except one are killed. This is their untold story.

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Hidden Hand

Hidden Hand

Clive Hamilton, Mareike Ohlberg

In this landmark follow-up to the bestselling Silent Invasion, Clive Hamilton and Mareike Ohlberg expose the Chinese Communist Party's global program of influence and subversion, and the threat it poses to democracy.

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The Kennedy Curse

The Kennedy Curse

James Patterson

Across decades and generations, the Kennedys have been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel. The Kennedy Curse is a revealing, fascinating account of America's most famous family, as told by the...

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The Road: Uprising in West Papua

The Road: Uprising in West Papua

John Martinkus

Chemical weapons deployed. Choppers taken out. Communications repressed. Tens of thousands of people displaced. The West Papuan independence movement has reignited, and Indonesian troops are cracking down.

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Six Capitals (Updated Edition)

Six Capitals (Updated Edition)

Jane Gleeson-White

This is the story of a 21st century revolution being led by the most unlikely of rebels: accountants

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War for Eternity

War for Eternity

Benjamin R. Teitelbaum

A riveting expose of the hidden philosophical movement that drives the Far Right around the world.

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The Trick

The Trick

William Leith

The problem with money is not that we don't understand it, but that it doesn't understand us...

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Believe Me

Believe Me

Jaclyn Friedman, Jessica Valenti

What would happen if we believed women? A groundbreaking anthology offers a potent rallying cry and theory of change

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Minor Feelings

Minor Feelings

Cathy Park Hong

A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings forms a portrait of one Asian American psyche - and of a writer's search to both uncover and speak the truth.

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The Progress of This Storm

The Progress of This Storm

Andreas Malm

An attack on the idea that nature and society are impossible to distinguish from each other

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A Philosophy of Simple Living

A Philosophy of Simple Living

Jerome Brillaud

Charts the ideas, motivations and practices of simplicity from antiquity to the present day.

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 Special priceA Bigger Picture

A Bigger Picture

Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia's 29th Prime Minister, tells the remarkable story of his life in this lively political page-turner.

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Planetary Mine

Planetary Mine

Martin Arboleda

Mining and the transformation of capitalist modernity

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The Most Dangerous Man in America

The Most Dangerous Man in America

Steven L. Davis, Bill Minutaglio

Based on freshly uncovered primary sources and new firsthand interviews, The Most Dangerous Man in America is an American thriller that takes readers along for the gonzo ride of a lifetime. 

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How to be Good

How to be Good

Gary Cox (University of Birmingham, UK)

In this instructive, entertaining and often humorous book, Gary Cox, best-selling author of How to Be an Existentialist and How to Be a Philosopher, investigates the phenomenon of goodness and what, if anything, it is to be a good...

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 Special priceCapital and Ideology

Capital and Ideology

Thomas Piketty, Arthur Goldhammer

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century showed that capitalism, left to itself, generates deepening inequality. In this audacious follow-up, he challenges us to revolutionize how we think about ideology and history,...

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More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy

More: The 10,000-Year Rise of the World Economy

Philip Coggan

A panoramic history of trade, industry and economic thought, from prehistoric times to the present.

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We Can't Say We Didn't Know

We Can’t Say We Didn’t Know

Sophie McNeill

Dispatches from an age of impunity by the ABCTV award-winning investigative reporter and former foreign correspondent  For more than 15 years, award-winning journalist Sophie McNeill has reported on some of the most...

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City on Fire: The fight for Hong Kong

City on Fire: The fight for Hong Kong

Antony Dapiran

A long-term resident and expert observer of dissent in Hong Kong takes readers to the front lines of Hong Kong's revolution.

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Climate Change and the Nation State

Climate Change and the Nation State

Anatol Lieven

A major new book on why the most urgent issue confronting us all needs national solutions.

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The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

The Mathematics of the Gods and the Algorithms of Men

Paolo Zellini

A masterful cultural history of mathematics from bestselling Italian mathematician and philosopher Paolo Zellini.

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The Precipice

The Precipice

Toby Ord

The Precipice is a call for a new understanding of our age: a major reorientation in the way we see the world, our history, and the role we play in it.

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Sabotage: The Business of Finance

Sabotage: The Business of Finance

Anastasia Nesvetailova, Ronen Palan

Two star authors show why the financial sector is an 'industry of sabotage', with systemic malpractice at the heart of its business model.

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Party Animals

Party Animals

Samantha Maiden

The Labor Party was the unbeatable favourite to win the 2019 election right up until the polls closed and voters delivered the shock verdict.

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Reverse Cowgirl

Reverse Cowgirl

McKenzie Wark

McKenzie Wark invents a new genre for another gender: not a memoir but an auto-ethnography of the opacity of the self.    

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Running Against the Devil

Running Against the Devil

Rick Wilson

In this full-throttle playbook for 2020, Rick Wilson, longtime Republican strategist and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything Trump Touches Dies, warns Democrats not to make the mistakes that could re-elect the worst...

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Solved!

Solved!

Andrew Wear

Sometimes the solutions are closer than you think. Denmark is set to achieve 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. Iceland has topped the gender equality rankings for a decade and counting. South Korea's average life expectancy...

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Arguing with Zombies

Arguing with Zombies

Paul Krugman

An accessible, compelling introduction to today's major policy issues from the New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel prize-winning economist Paul Krugman.

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A Very Stable Genius

A Very Stable Genius

Carol Leonnig, Philip Rucker

From Washington Post national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker, both winners of the Pulitzer Prize, shocking new reporting on Donald Trump's unique Presidency and its implications

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Unfree Speech

Unfree Speech

Joshua Wong, Jason Y. Ng, Ai Weiwei

The urgent, first book from global phenomenon Joshua Wong - leader of the Hong Kong protests, Nobel prize nominee and TIME, Forbes and Fortune world leader - who will tell us how he took on the biggest country in the world, and...

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