Australian politics, society & culture

World War II

Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Veterans return to Vietnam
All That Is, James Salter, Picador; $29.99
By James Salter
Image from ‘The Last Diggers’ by Ross Coulthart. Courtesy of HarperCollins.
Why do Australians lust for heroic war stories?
Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’
The identification disc in question. Image courtesy of Robin Barker.
A father’s World War II keepsake sparks a harrowing journey
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Forgotten People, Elites and Class Warfare
Vikram Seth’s great-uncle and aunt were a mismatched couple. Shanti Seth was a short Hindu dentist with one arm; Hennerle Caro, tall and slender, was a German Jew. This alone suggests the story of how they came to be happily married is likely to be...
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