Summer Reading Guide: Politics, Philosophy & Cultural Studies

On Animals

On Animals

Susan Orlean

A delightful and entertaining collection of a lifetime of musings, meditations and in-depth profiles about animals, by the bestselling author of The Orchid Thief and The Library Book.

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 Special priceOutgrowing God: A Beginner's Guide

Outgrowing God: A Beginner’s Guide

Richard Dawkins

From the author of multi-million bestseller, The God Delusion, an exciting, accessible argument for atheism, written for a new generation.

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Wildland: The Making of America's Fury

Wildland: The Making of America’s Fury

Evan Osnos

A dramatic, prescient examination of seismic changes in American politics and culture

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When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People

When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People

Steven Nadler, Lawrence Shapiro

Why the tools of philosophy offer a powerful antidote to today's epidemic of irrationality

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 Special priceWell Hello

Well Hello

Leigh Sales, Annabel Crabb

From the hit podcast Chat 10 Looks 3 comes a smart, hilarious and heartfelt book about friendship, the vagaries of life and culture, and everything in between.

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 Special priceTwilight of Democracy

Twilight of Democracy

Anne Applebaum

In the years just before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall, conservative politicians and intellectuals across Europe and America celebrated a great achievement, felt a common purpose and, very often, forged personal...

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Title Fight

Title Fight

Paul Cleary

A David-and-Goliath story set in the ancient landscape of the Pilbara

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TIME FOR SOCIALISM DISPATCHES FROM A WORLD ON FIRE, 2016-2021

TIME FOR SOCIALISM DISPATCHES FROM A WORLD ON FIRE, 2016-2021

Thomas Piketty

A chronicle of recent events that have shaken the world, from the author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century

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Sort Your Money Out: and Get Invested

Sort Your Money Out: and Get Invested

Glen James

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Seeking Asylum: Our Stories

Seeking Asylum: Our Stories

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

The voices Australia should hear

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Mortals: How the Fear of Death Shaped Human Society

Mortals: How the Fear of Death Shaped Human Society

Rachel Menzies, Ross Menzies

Human society is shaped by many things, but underlying them all is one fundamental force - our fear of death. This is the ground-breaking theory explored in Mortals.

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No, You're Not Entitled to Your Opinion

No, You’re Not Entitled to Your Opinion

Alexandra Hansen, The Conversation

The best of the best: A decade of Conversation essays. Global content for a local audience.

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QAnon and On: A Short and Shocking History of Internet Conspiracy Cults

QAnon and On: A Short and Shocking History of Internet Conspiracy Cults

Van Badham

In QAnon and On, Guardian columnist Van Badham delves headfirst into the QAnon conspiracy theory, unpicking the why, how and who behind this century's most dangerous and far-fetched internet cult.

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Quarterly Essay 84: The Reckoning - How #MeToo is Changing Australia

Quarterly Essay 84: The Reckoning - How #MeToo is Changing Australia

Jess Hill

Tracing the impact of Australia's #MeToo moment

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 Special priceRationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

Steven Pinker

A user's guide to rationality acts as a follow-up to the bestselling Enlightenment Now

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Recovery

Recovery

Andrew Wear

In times of crisis lies opportunity. Recovery shows us how we can build back better after COVID-19.

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 Read reviewThe Right to Sex: The Sunday Times Bestseller

The Right to Sex: The Sunday Times Bestseller

Amia Srinivasan

Essential lessons on the world we live in, from one of our greatest young thinkers - a guide to what everybody is talking about today

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 Special priceMission: Essays, Speeches & Ideas

Mission: Essays, Speeches & Ideas

Noel Pearson

Mission traces a life of politics, ideas and inspiring words.

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 Read reviewThe Luminous Solution: Creativity, Resilience and the Inner Life

The Luminous Solution: Creativity, Resilience and the Inner Life

Charlotte Wood

An inspiring work about creativity and resilience from the multi-award-winning author of The Weekend.

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 Read reviewLies, Damned Lies: A Personal Exploration of the Impact of Colonisation

Lies, Damned Lies: A Personal Exploration of the Impact of Colonisation

Claire G. Coleman

A deeply personal exploration of Australia's colonisation past, present and future by one of Australia's finest contemporary authors​.

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Ideas to Save Your Life

Ideas to Save Your Life

Michael McGirr

A profound, uplifting and accessible introduction to key philosophical ideas and their relevance to everyday life.

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 Special price Read reviewFulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-click America

Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-click America

Alec MacGillis

An award-winning journalist investigates Amazon's impact on the wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the United States.

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 Read reviewDoing Politics: Writing on Public Life

Doing Politics: Writing on Public Life

Judith Brett

A brilliant collection of the best essays by award-winning writer Judith Brett, long revered by those in the know as Australia's brightest and most astute political commentator.

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The Digital Silk Road

The Digital Silk Road

Jonathan E. Hillman

An expert on China's growing digital empire provides an urgent look at the battle to connect and control tomorrow's networks.

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Dear Son: Letters and Reflections from First Nations Fathers and Sons

Dear Son: Letters and Reflections from First Nations Fathers and Sons

Thomas Mayor

Dear Son shares heartfelt letters written by First Nations men about life, masculinity, love, culture and racism.

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Crimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global Heating

Crimes Against Nature: Capitalism and Global Heating

Jeff Sparrow

A polemic about global warming and the environmental crisis that argues that ordinary people have consistently opposed the destruction of nature and so provide an untapped constituency for climate action.

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Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favours the Brave

Courage Is Calling: Fortune Favours the Brave

Ryan Holiday

The first book in Stoicism guru Ryan Holiday's new series looking at the four key virtues of Stoicism.

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Broken: Children, Parents and Family Courts

Broken: Children, Parents and Family Courts

Camilla Nelson, Catharine Lumby

A devastating account of how Australia's family courts fail children, families and victims of domestic abuse

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Best Australian Political Cartoons 2021

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2021

Russ Radcliffe

The year in politics as observed by Australia's funniest and most perceptive political cartoonists.

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 Read reviewAnother Day in the Colony

Another Day in the Colony

Chelsea Watego

A ground-breaking work - and a call to arms - that exposes the ongoing colonial violence experienced by First Nations people

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American Kleptocracy

American Kleptocracy

Casey Michel

An explosive investigation into how the United States of America built one of the largest illicit offshore finance systems in the world.

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