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
We will not be complete
The time for convenient denial of Australia’s brutal history is past
Seven monuments to Coranderrk
The art project marking the boundaries of the Yarra Valley’s historic Aboriginal station
Blackbirds: Australia’s hidden slave trade history
The racism that brought Australian South Sea Islanders here, and the racism that tried to send them back
Moment of Truth
Australia is on the brink of momentous change, but only if we can face up to the past – a Quarterly Essay extract
Alexis Wright’s ‘Tracker’
A raw account of Aboriginal politics through the stories of ‘Tracker’ Tilmouth
Australia’s republican past and future: a Benjamin T. Jones book extract
Once upon a time in the West
Conservatives pine for the days of unapologetic cultural supremacism. Do they really know what they’re getting themselves into?
Tablet or toilet?
How transformative has the computer age really been?
This is not an opera house
Beautiful on the outside … the tragedy of Bennelong Point
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