Philosophy, politics & economics 2019

How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog

How to Teach Philosophy to Your Dog

Anthony McGowan

In this uniquely entertaining take on morality and ethics, the dutiful duo set out to uncover who - if anyone - has the right end of the ethical stick and can tell us how best to live one's life.

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Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre

Fascists Among Us: Online Hate and the Christchurch Massacre

Jeff Sparrow

The first book since Christchurch to trace the massacre's fascist roots and what it represents.

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The Light that Failed: A Reckoning

The Light that Failed: A Reckoning

Ivan Krastev, Stephen Holmes

A landmark book that completely transforms our understanding of the crisis of liberalism from two pre-eminent intellectuals.

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The Surprise Party: How the Coalition Went from Chaos to Comeback

The Surprise Party: How the Coalition Went from Chaos to Comeback

Aaron Patrick

In this gripping behind-the-scenes account, acclaimed journalist Aaron Patrick examines how the Coalition came back from the brink, and what that means for Australia.

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On Fire

On Fire

Naomi Klein

In her most galvanising book yet, Naomi Klein makes the case for a radical New Deal.

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The Outlaw Ocean

The Outlaw Ocean

Ian Urbina

The Outlaw Ocean is a riveting, adrenaline-fuelled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.

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The Responsible Globalist

The Responsible Globalist

Hassan Damluji

An incisive, optimistic manifesto for a more inclusive globalism.

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Becoming Beauvoir: A Life

Becoming Beauvoir: A Life

Kate Kirkpatrick

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Permanent Record

Permanent Record

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try...

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Mindful Money

Mindful Money

Canna Campbell

Canna Campbell leads by example, sharing her personal tips and tricks for building, managing and protecting your money. No matter what you earn or what level of knowledge you have, Mindful Money will help you to...

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Banking Bad

Banking Bad

Adele Ferguson

How corporate greed broke our trust and failed Australia.

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The Politics of the Common Good

The Politics of the Common Good

Jane R. Goodall

With insight, passion and an eye on history, Jane Goodall argues that as the ravages of neo-liberalism tear ever more deeply into the social fabric, the principle of the commons should be restored to the heart of our politics.

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Malebranche: Theological Figure, Being 2

Malebranche: Theological Figure, Being 2

Alain Badiou, Kenneth Reinhard, Jason E. Smith, Susan Spitzer

Alain Badiou offers a tour de force encounter with a lesser-known seventeenth-century philosopher and theologian, Nicolas Malebranche, a contemporary and peer of Spinoza and Leibniz. The seminar is at once a record of Badiou's...

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Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto

Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto

Aaron Bastani

A different kind of politics for a new kind of society - beyond work, scarcity and capitalism

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Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping

Chinese Spies: From Chairman Mao to Xi Jinping

Roger Faligot

Are the Chinese secret services now the most powerful in the world? After a long investigation into Beijing's intelligence services and the backrooms of international politics, journalist Roger Faligot may have found the answer.

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The History of Philosophy

The History of Philosophy

A. C. Grayling

The first truly authoritative and accessible history of philosophy to cover both Western and Eastern traditions.

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Digital Cash

Digital Cash

Finn Brunton

The fascinating untold story of digital cash and its creators, from experiments in the 1970s to the mania over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. --Provided by publisher.

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The Great Great Wall

The Great Great Wall

Ian Volner

An architectural historian takes a deep dive into the story of Trump's wall and examines famous walls from throughout human history and what they reveal about us.

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The Anxious Triumph

The Anxious Triumph

Donald Sassoon

The long-awaited magnum opus of one of Britain's most wide-ranging historians.

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 Read reviewA Wunch of Bankers

A Wunch of Bankers

Daniel Ziffer

For Daniel Ziffer and his Australia-wide audience, it was a complicated, galling, and gasp-inducing year at the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

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The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can't Solve Black Problems

The Colonial Fantasy: Why White Australia Can’t Solve Black Problems

Sarah Maddison

A call for a radical restructuring of the relationship between black and white Australia.

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Live Like A Stoic: 52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

Live Like A Stoic: 52 Exercises for Cultivating a Good Life

Massimo Pigliucci, Gregory Lopez

The answers to our daily worries and anxieties - big or small - lie at the heart of Stoic philosophy. Live Like a Stoic is the essential guide to help us live the good life.

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Trump

Trump

Alain Badiou

This concise account of the meaning of Trump should be read by everyone who wants to understand what is happening in our world today.

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How to Defend Australia

How to Defend Australia

Hugh White

A brilliant and important book about Australia's future

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Plots and Prayers

Plots and Prayers

Niki Savva

In an enthralling sequel to her bestselling The Road to Ruin, Niki Savva reveals the inside story of eight days of madness that cast a Liberal prime minister and his party into the outer darkness of Australian politics.

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The Socialist Manifesto

The Socialist Manifesto

Bhaskar Sunkara

From one of the most prominent voices on the American left, a galvanizing argument for why we need socialism today.

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Allegory and Ideology

Allegory and Ideology

Fredric Jameson

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Buddhism for Meat Eaters

Buddhism for Meat Eaters

Josephine Moon

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The War for Kindness

The War for Kindness

Jamil Zaki

At the forefront of empathy research, Dr. Jamil Zaki has made an important discovery: empathy is flexible.

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Rockonomics

Rockonomics

Alan Krueger

How the music industry explains the workings of our economy, the changes of markets and prepares us the future - from one of the modern era's foremost economists

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Siege: Trump Under Fire

Siege: Trump Under Fire

Michael Wolff

Michael Wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege.

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On the Other Side of Freedom

On the Other Side of Freedom

DeRay Mckesson

Our work needs no more martyrs. You can fight these fights and live.

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 Read reviewSuperior: The Return of Race Science

Superior: The Return of Race Science

Angela Saini

'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge

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Licence to be Bad: How Economics Corrupted Us

Licence to be Bad: How Economics Corrupted Us

Jonathan Aldred

A scathing examination of how, by making market efficiency our moral standard, we've come to believe that bad is good.

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The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell's 1984

The Ministry of Truth: A Biography of George Orwell’s 1984

Dorian Lynskey

In The Ministry of Truth, Dorian Lynskey charts the life of George Orwell's 1984: one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, a perennial bestseller, and a work that remains more relevant than ever in today's tumultuous...

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Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Witcraft: The Invention of Philosophy in English

Jonathan Ree

An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures

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People's Republic of Walmart

People’s Republic of Walmart

Leigh Philips, Michal Rozworski

Since the demise of the USSR, the mantle of the largest planned economies in the world has been taken up by the likes of Walmart, Amazon and other multinational corporations.

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Last Days at Hot Slit

Last Days at Hot Slit

Andrea Dworkin, Johanna Fateman, Amy Scholder, Chris Kraus

Selections from the work of radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin, famous for her antipornography stance and role in the feminist sex wars of the 1980s.

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Fire and Fury

Fire and Fury

Michael Wolff

The New York Times and Sunday Times number one book that exposed the chaos of Donald Trump's White House to the world, now in paperback with a new afterword by the author.

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Feminism for the 99%

Feminism for the 99%

Nancy Fraser, Tithi Bhattacharya, Cinzia Arruzza

From three of the organisers of the International Women's Strike US: a manifesto for when 'leaning in' is not enough.

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The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet

The Great Firewall of China: How to Build and Control an Alternative Version of the Internet

James Griffiths

Exposing the world's biggest and most sophisticated system of internet censorship

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Biased

Biased

Dr Jennifer Eberhardt

In Biased Jennifer Eberhardt draws on groundbreaking research to demonstrate that even without explicit racism, our unconscious biases powerfully shape our behaviour leading to racial disparities in all sectors of society.

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 Special priceDemocracy on the Road

Democracy on the Road

Ruchir Sharma

A deeply insightful book about the world's largest and most complex exercise in democracy. 

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The Long '68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

The Long ‘68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies

Richard Vinen

The 'long 68' is a striking and original attempt, half a century on, to show how these events, which in some ways still seem so current, stemmed from histories and societies which are in practice now extraordinarily remote from...

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Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Robert Menzies: The Art of Politics

Troy Bramston

A revelatory biography of Australia's longest-serving prime minister.

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Falter

Falter

Bill McKibben

The most urgent call-to-arms yet for us to solve climate change, from one of the world's most influential and respected environmental advocates

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Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism

Read and Riot: A Pussy Riot Guide to Activism

Nadya Tolokonnikova

From artist, activist, and Pussy Riot founder Nadya Tolokonnikova, a guerilla guide to radical protest and joyful political resistance

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Doing Justice

Doing Justice

Preet Bharara

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Political Correctness Gone Mad?

Political Correctness Gone Mad?

Jordan B. Peterson, Stephen Fry, Michael Eric Dyson, Michelle Goldberg

Has political correctness gone too far?

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Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World

Anand Giridharadas

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How to Hide an Empire

How to Hide an Empire

Daniel Immerwahr

For a country that has always denied having dreams of empire, the United States owns a lot of overseas territory. The birth control pill, chemotherapy, plastic, Godzilla, the Beatles, the name America itself - you can't understand...

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Political Troglodytes and Economic Lunatics

Political Troglodytes and Economic Lunatics

Dominic Kelly

Political Troglodytes and Economic Lunatics is a case study in how some very determined people can change a political culture.  

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The Thinking Woman

The Thinking Woman

Julienne Van Loon

A memoir combined with rigorous thinking and analysis, a book that prompts insightful questions about how we live. One of the age-old questions of philosophy is what does it mean to live a good life? In this extraordinary book,...

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Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair - Listening to the Nation

Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair - Listening to the Nation

Rebecca Huntley

In this vivid, grounded essay, Rebecca Huntley looks at the state of the nation and asks: what does social-democratic Australia want, and why?

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The Future Is Asian

The Future Is Asian

Parag Khanna

Leading global strategist Parag Khanna explains how Asia is reshaping the entire planet and setting a new template for our collective future

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The Traveller's Guide to Classical Philosophy

The Traveller’s Guide to Classical Philosophy

John Gaskin

A primer for anyone interested in the foundation of Western thought and a companion for visitors to Greek and Roman sites. It unfolds the thinking about nature, life, death and other worlds that informed the culture and society of...

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Antisemitism: Here and Now

Antisemitism: Here and Now

Deborah E. Lipstadt

The award-winning author of The Eichmann Trial and Denial: Holocaust History on Trial gives us a penetrating and provocative analysis of the hate that will not die, focusing on its current, virulent incarnations on both the...

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The Change Makers

The Change Makers

Shaun Carney

Now more than ever we need leaders who can be strong yet humble, bold and assertive when it counts but have the capacity to listen and learn, who can motivate and influence, and who can get the best out of those around them....

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A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger

A Writer of Our Time: The Life and Work of John Berger

Joshua Sperling

The first intellectual biography of the life and work of John Berger

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Diderot And The Art Of Thinking Freely

Diderot And The Art Of Thinking Freely

Andrew S. Curran

A spirited biography of the prophetic and sympathetic philosopher who, along with Voltaire and Rousseau, helped build the foundations of the modern world.

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We Are Displaced

We Are Displaced

Malala Yousafzai

Five years on from the publication of her internationally bestselling memoir, We Are Displaced presents true stories of the refugee experience interwoven with Malala's own story of her displacement.  

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The Four Horsemen: The Discussion that Sparked an Atheist Revolution

The Four Horsemen: The Discussion that Sparked an Atheist Revolution

Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Daniel C. Dennett, Christopher Hitchens, Stephen Fry

Known as the `four horsemen' of New Atheism, these four big thinkers of the twenty-first century met only once. Everything that was said as they agreed and disagreed with one another, interrogated ideas and exchanged insights -...

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Chinese Thought: From Confucius to Cook Ding

Chinese Thought: From Confucius to Cook Ding

Roel Sterckx

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 Read reviewFrom Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

Judith Brett

Lively and inspiring, From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage is a landmark account of the character of Australian democracy by the celebrated historian Judith Brett, the prize-winning biographer of Alfred Deakin.  

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We Need to Talk About Putin

We Need to Talk About Putin

Mark Galeotti

Who is the real Vladimir Putin? What does he want? And what will he do next?  

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