Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "alt-right" figures mystifies many. ... read more

Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
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For some time, a majority of Australians have been saying they want change - on climate and energy, on housing and inequality, on corporate donations and their corrupting effect on democracy, to name just a few.Recent attention has f... read more

Quarterly Essay 73: Australia Fair: Listening to the Nation
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Witches is a celebration of the power and pleasure of working with other women, and a powerful statement against the cultural conspiracy to keep us apart from one another - against the myths of the 'cool girl? or the 'catty workplace?.Sam George-Allen knows that ... read more

Witches - What Women Do Together
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"Without free speech there is no true thought." Jordan Peterson
Is political correctness an enemy of free speech, open debate and the free exchange of ideas? Or is it a progressive force, eroding the dominant power relationships and social norms that exclude marginalised groups from society?

Political Correctness Gone Mad?
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'All roads used to lead to Rome. Today, they lead to Beijing.' When The Silk Roads was published in 2015, it became an instant classic. A major reassessment of world history, it compelled us to look at the past from a different perspective. Th... read more

The New Silk Roads: the Present & Future of the World
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A brilliant, idiosyncratic collection of introductions and afterwords (plus some liner notes) by New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon-"one of contemporary literature's most gifted prose stylists" (Michiko Kakutani, New... read more

Bookends: Collected Intros and Outros
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What if, instead of discovering our sexuality only once, during puberty, we discover it again later--and then again, after that? What if our sexuality reinvents itself every time our desire shifts, every time the object of our desire changes? What if the nature of our desire is c... read more

How We Desire
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Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson unlocks the biggest mysteries of the human brain by examining nine extraordinary cases Our brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, fe... read more

Unthinkable: An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains
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Racism, extremism, anti-democratic sentiment - our increasingly polarized world is dominated by a type of thinking that doubts others' positions but never its own.
In a powerful challenge to fundamentalism in all its forms, Carolin Emcke, one of Germany's leading intellectua... read more

Against Hate
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Using his own story as a jumping off point, Jivani discusses why it's so often young men who fall into patterns of violence and extremism, and how we can bring change to this ever increasing global problem... read more

Why Young Men: The Dangerous Allure of Violent Movements and What We Can Do About Them
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The Number One Bestseller Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What... read more

21 Lessons for the 21st Century
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Delving into the world of big money has all the excitement of being a war correspondent with only two-thirds of the danger. In None of My Business, P.J. O'Rourke takes forty-five years of experience making fun of terrible things in some of the world's most awful places a... read more

None of My Business
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