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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Armenian refugee women and child getting food relief, 1915-16, Library of Congress.

Politics

A Turkish tale

Gallipoli and the Armenian genocide

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

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Media reform

Last month, the federal parliament passed the most important media laws in 20 years. The laws allow newspaper owners to move into free-to-air television; they allow television owners to purchase a newspaper chain. Before their passage, controversy arose …

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Yes, Virginia, there is a clash of civilisations

Islamism, Islamophobia and Australia

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Politics

Comment

Constitutional conservatives often suggest that there once existed a Golden Age in Australia when the Westminster principle of ministerial responsibility was scrupulously honoured. Defenders of the Howard government usually claim that there has been no …

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Little America

How John Howard has changed Australia

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.

Politics

Global warming

2005 was the warmest year in the history of Australia and the second warmest in the history of the Earth since records have been kept. Ten of the Earth’s 11 warmest years have occurred since 1990. The European summer of 2003 was so hot that, according …

Politics

Biff goes Bang

The last word on Mark Latham, the man everyone is hearing but no one is listening to

The unknown story of Cornelia Rau

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The unknown story of Cornelia Rau

How an Australian citizen was wrongfully incarcerated in immigration detention

Politics

Murdoch’s war

How a lovestruck teenager, an angry man and an ambitious baron made sure bad news was no news on the path to Iraq

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Dead disturbing. A bloodthirsty tale that plays with the fire of anti-semitism

‘Dead Europe’ by Christos Tsiolkas