A bold, invigorating analysis of the decade that revolutionised Australian politics - the 1980s.
International lawyer Philippe Sands has a unique insider's view of the elites who govern our lives. His sensational revelations in Lawless World changed the political agenda overnight, forcing Tony Blair to publish damning material that he'd tried to hide. Now, in this updated edition with a shocking ... read more
In 1971 Henry Kissinger took the historic step of reopening relations between China and the West, and since then has been more intimately connected with the country at the highest level than any other western figure. This book distils his unique experience, examining China's history from the classical... read more
There are few more stale battles in Australian politics than those that pitch right against left.
Libertarianism--the philosophy of government that pairs free market economics with social liberalism--presents a vigorous and viable political alternative to ... read more
Peter Reith was a senior federal Cabinet minister from 1996 to 2001. He was the face of the Coalition government's tough waterfront reforms, a major contributor to the Fightback! policy, a potential leader of the Liberal Party, the architect of sweeping industrial laws and defence minister during the ... read more
The election of the Whitlam government in 1972 marked a turning point in 20th century Australia. Shaking off the vestiges of two decades of conservative rule, Gough Whitlam brought new ideas, new policies and new people to the task of governing. Bursting with energy and expectation... read more
In January 2006, Hamas, an organisation classified by Western governments as terrorist, was democratically elected to govern the Palestinian territories. The inherent contradictions in this situation have left many analysts at a loss. Hamas uses terror tactics against Israel, yet runs on a law and ord... read more
ARISTOTLE BURKE CLAUSEWITZ CHURCHILL GANDHI HAYEK HOBBES MARTIN LUTHER KING MARX MACHIAVELLI MAO THOMAS PAINE SOLZHENITSYN DE TOCQUEVILLE MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT ZAKARIA
Tying into the official theme for the 2009 Inauguration, 'A New Birth of Freedom' from Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address, Penguin presents a keepsake edition commemorating the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama with words of the two great thinkers and writers who have helped shape him poli... read more
The essential work on Tony Abbott is now an expanded, updated short book - and a crucial election-year companion. Australians want to know: what kind of man is Tony Abbott, and how would he perform as prime minister? In this dramatic portrait, David Marr shows that as a young Catholic warrior at uni... read more
This book details Obama's plan for America's renewal and features eight key speeches from his 2008 presidential campaign. Among the speeches is Obama's declaration of candidacy for the Presidency, his inspirational speech on race in response to his former pastor Jeremiah Wright's controversial comment... read more