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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Contesting Paul Kelly’s ‘Triumph and Demise’
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 …
The Snowden files
What drives Edward Snowden, the world’s most wanted whistleblower?
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 …
Why Rupert Murdoch can’t be stopped
The political empire of the News Corp chairman
Wilfred Burchett and the KGB
The legendary war correspondent was in the pay of the KGB
We Steal Secrets: A response from Alex Gibney
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.
Alex Gibney’s ‘We Steal Secrets: the Story of WikiLeaks’
This documentary’s sympathies are not with Julian Assange
Abbott steps up on reconciliation
Lest we forget
Australia’s shipwrecked refugee policy
Tragedy of Errors
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 …
How vested interests defeated climate science
A Dark Victory
The Return of Rudd?
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 …
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