Thornton McCamish is a Melbourne-based journalist and author. His most recent book is Our Man Elsewhere: In Search of Alan Moorehead.
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Attack on language: ‘Surviving Autocracy’ and ‘Twilight of Democracy’
Masha Gessen and Anne Applebaum sound alarms on how ‘post-truth’ public debate leaves us mute in the face of autocracy
Victoria’s royal commission hears stories of a dysfunctional, under-resourced mental health system
The America’s Cup winged keel and the transformation of a nation
Laurie Matheson, our man in Moscow
Was ‘Australia’s James Bond’ working for the KGB? Or ASIO? Or both?
The unedited life
What is the allure of the writer’s archive?
Thinking caps on
Where has demand driven our universities?
Notes on a disappearance
Alan Moorehead, Australia’s forgotten literary giant
A trip through the Torres Strait to see the Coming of the Light festival
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