June 2008

Essays

Robert Manne

Wilfred Burchett booklist

Tom Heenan, From Traveller to Traitor: The Life of Wilfred Burchett
(Melbourne University Publishing, 2006)

George Burchett & Nick Shimmin, eds, Memoirs of a Rebel Journalist: The Autobiography of Wilfred Burchett
(University of New South Wales Press, 2005)

George Burchett & Nick Shimmin, eds, Rebel Journalism: The Writings of Wilfred Burchett
(Cambridge University Press, 2007)

Tibor Méray, On Burchett
(Callistemon Publications, 2008: PO Box 293, Belgrave VIC 3160)

Stephen Endicott & Edward Hagerman, The United States and Biological Warfare: Secrets from the Early Cold War and Korea
(Indiana University Press, 1999)

Jasper Becker, Hungry Ghosts: China's Secret Famine
(Hachette Livre, 1997)

Wilfred Burchett's books are currently out of print.

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.

Cover: June 2008

June 2008

From the front page

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Julian Barnes’s playfully incisive ‘The Man in the Red Coat’

This biography of a suave Belle Époque physician doubles as a literary response to Brexit

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Stasiland now

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the author of ‘Stasiland’ reveals the ongoing power of the former East German regime, not just in politics and business but also in shaping perceptions of victimhood in unified Germany

Morrison on top

… but voters want climate action too

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Cap in hand

An unprecedented twist in the Walkley Award–winning story of the David Eastman murder case


In This Issue

Keith Windschuttle and Robert Edgerton: a comparison of texts

Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz

Nana Mouskouri & Frank Hardy

‘The Boat’ by Nam Le

Agent of influence

Reassessing Wilfred Burchett

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