Australian politics, society & culture

World War II

By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Veterans return to Vietnam
By Mark Dapin
All That Is, James Salter, Picador; $29.99
By James Salter
By Robyn Annear
Image from ‘The Last Diggers’ by Ross Coulthart. Courtesy of HarperCollins.
Why do Australians lust for heroic war stories?
By Mark McKenna
Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’
By Luke Davies
'HHhH' by Laurent Binet, Harvill Secker; $32.95
By Catherine Ford
The identification disc in question. Image courtesy of Robin Barker.
A father’s World War II keepsake sparks a harrowing journey
By Robin Barker
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Forgotten People, Elites and Class Warfare
By Nick Dyrenfurth
Clive James, 2006. © David Levenson/Getty Images
A Correspondence with Clive James
By Paola Totaro
'All That I Am', By Anna Funder, Penguin, 384pp;$29.95
The Magic of Exile
By David Marr
Whitlam in 1973. © George Lippmann/Fairfax Photos
By Lindsay Tanner
Panchakarma, an Ayurvedic enema treatment. © Luca Tettoni/Robert Harding World Imagery/Corbis
Robyn Davidson on Health Retreats
By Robyn Davidson