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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Watch Hannah Arendt In Conversation


Hannah Arendt was one of the most significant and profound political thinkers of the twentieth century. Recently the German director, Margarethe von Trotta, has produced a film about her, centring on the period when she wrote her book on the Eichmann …

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


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