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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Why we need a change of government

Politics

In the October issue of the Australian Literary Review, Australia’s most influential political journalist, Paul Kelly, published an article attacking Australia’s intellectuals. Kelly sought to turn Donald Horne on his head. Horne …

A desert inside

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Saul Friedländer’s ‘The Years of Extermination’

Comment

Politics

A senior press-gallery journalist, one who frequently accompanies the prime minister on his foreign trips, once informed a gathering at which I was present that when John Howard visited Italy he declined an invitation to view the ceiling of the Sistine …

Pearson’s gamble, Stanner’s dream

Politics

The past and future of remote Australia

The lost enchanted world

arts

Sven Lindqvist’s ‘Terra Nullius’ & Louis Nowra’s ‘Bad Dreaming’

Corrosion of character

Politics

In early March the ABC broadcast a superb episode of The West Wing, the series about the US presidency to which many politically minded Australians have become addicted. Nothing on television better captures the reality of contemporary democratic …

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

A Turkish tale

Politics

Gallipoli and the Armenian genocide

Media reform

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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 …

Yes, Virginia, there is a clash of civilisations

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Islamism, Islamophobia and Australia

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