Robert Manne

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100 ENTRIES 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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Politics

Malcolm Turnbull: A brief lament

The climate-science champion of 2010 has morphed into the fossil-fuel supporter of 2016

It’s time

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It’s time

The government’s new legislation is an opportunity for Labor to end 15 years of bipartisan cruelty to asylum seekers

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Society

The mind of the Islamic State

An ideology of savagery

Born in Australia

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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?

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How has it come to this?

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

Diabolical

Politics

Diabolical

Why have we failed to address climate change?

Slow death

Politics

Slow death

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

Laudato Si’: A political reading

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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

Politics

Broken faith in politics

Australia has cheerfully grown complacent, self-absorbed and selfish

Wilful blindness

Wilful blindness

Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’

The revenge of the Kelly Gang

The Australian

The revenge of the Kelly Gang

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 …

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The ideological sheltered workshop, a.k.a. "The Australian"

The ‘Cut and Paste’ section of The Australian on October 8 had the following headline: So who’s in denial now about what the science is saying about global warming? It was followed by the sub-heading: Here at …

Paul Kelly and Kevin Rudd laughing together at the launch of The March of Patriots in 2009

Australian Politics

Kelly country

Contesting Paul Kelly’s ‘Triumph and Demise’

The Snowden files

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The Snowden files

What drives Edward Snowden, the world’s most wanted whistleblower?

Murdoch press

Chris Mitchell, The Australian and Iraq

The political nation learned this morning, to its considerable surprise, that Chris Mitchell, the editor-in-chief of The Australian, was always a secret opponent of the invasion of Iraq – an invasion that has been responsible …