Robert Manne

Robert Manne
Robert Manne is emeritus professor of politics and vice-chancellor’s fellow at La Trobe University. His most recent books are The Mind of the Islamic State and On Borrowed Time.

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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

The mind of the Islamic State


An ideology of savagery

Born in Australia


Thornton McCamish’s ‘Our Man Elsewhere: In search of Alan Moorehead’ is an antidote to forgetfulness

How has it come to this?


Our asylum-seeker system has been taken over by a rigid, irrational mindset



Why have we failed to address climate change?

Slow death


Deterrents and resettlement may be the only way to break the asylum-seeker gridlock

Laudato Si’: A political reading


The papal encyclical is the first work that has risen to the full challenge of climate change

Broken faith in politics


Australia has cheerfully grown complacent, self-absorbed and selfish

Wilful blindness

Book review

Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’

The revenge of the Kelly Gang

The Australian

In the October issue of The Monthly I wrote “Kelly Country”, a 2,200 word Comment on Paul Kelly’s Triumph and Demise. The Comment began by praising Kelly’s The End of Certainty as perhaps the most influential book about …