Mark McKenna is a professor at the University of Sydney. His books include An Eye for Eternity: The Life of Manning Clark.
Articles by this author
Judith Brett’s ‘The Enigmatic Mr Deakin’ is a skilful portrait of Australia’s second prime minister
Success dogged him
What does the deluge of political biography and memoir say about politicians and readers?
The character business
Talk of stripping citizenship is just one example of Tony Abbott’s alarmist rhetoric
Citizenship and its discontents
Documentary series charts the history of Australia’s intelligence-gathering operations
ASIO surveillance in ‘Persons of Interest’