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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Rupert Murdoch, 2012 © Jessica Rinaldi / Reuters

Why Rupert Murdoch can’t be stopped


The political empire of the News Corp chairman

Wilfred Burchett in Vietnam, c.1965. © The Wilfred Burchett Estate

Wilfred Burchett and the KGB


The legendary war correspondent was in the pay of the KGB

We Steal Secrets: A response from Alex Gibney


Dear Robert:  Here are my reactions to your review.  They appear as comments in your text.  While I disagree with most of your views, I thank you for expressing them in a dispassionate way. Best, Alex   We …

Alex Gibney’s ‘We Steal Secrets: the Story of WikiLeaks’


This documentary’s sympathies are not with Julian Assange

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Abbott steps up on reconciliation

Stolen Generations

Lest we forget

Mural at Woomera Immigration Reception and Processing Centre. © Dean Sewell / Oculi

Australia’s shipwrecked refugee policy

Asylum seekers

Tragedy of Errors

La Trobe University library, Bundoora campus. Peter Halasz

On the University Experience – Then and Now


Before the Second World War a very small minority of the population in Western societies, predominantly men, predominantly from the social elite, went to universities. From the late 1950s that changed, with a progressively larger number of people on the …

A boat moored on Ballarat's Lake Wendouree in 2007. © Ian Kenins

How vested interests defeated climate science


A Dark Victory

The Return of Rudd?

Labor Party

Sometimes the choices politicians have to make are excruciatingly difficult. However in the case of the present leadership bid being waged by the pro-Rudd forces, the choice before members of the federal Labor Party caucus is really very simple. In June …