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.

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Composite image of NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and Prime Minister Scott Morrison (images via ABC News)

Border farce

So much for the national plan

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A bloody shame: Paid period leave should be law

Australia’s workplace laws must better accommodate the reproductive body

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The cult of Gladys Berejiklian

What explains the hero-worship of the former NSW premier?

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‘Bodies of Light’ by Jennifer Down

The Australian author’s latest novel, dissecting trauma, fails to realise its epic ambitions


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Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz

Nana Mouskouri & Frank Hardy

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Agent of influence

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