From the nation's beginnings, the law was to be the great equalizer in American life, the guarantor of a common set of rules for all. Starting with Watergate, continuing on through the Iran-Contra scandal, and culminating with the crimes of the Bush era, the author lays bare the mechanisms that have c... read more

With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful
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DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism. Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner. As head of Goldman Sachs, Paulson had a pivotal role in opening ... read more

Dealing with China
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleA Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the... read more

The Origins Of Political Order: From pre-human times to the French Revolution
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With the politics of rage and resentment dominating many Western nations, including Australia, Laura Tingle's calm, perceptive analysis is more relevant than ever. What has happened to good government? Can Malcolm Turnbull ap... read more

In Search of Good Government: Great Expectations & Political Amnesia
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Andrew Bolt is Australia's most prominent and controversial commentator. In this second book of columns and reflections, Bolt is again in the front lines of our most urgent political and social debates, from Islam and immigration to the gre... read more

Bolt - Worth Fighting for : Insights and Reflections 2
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In November 2011, Mona Eltahawy came to worldwide attention when she was assaulted by police during the Egyptian Revolution. She responded by writing a groundbreaking piece in Foreign Policy entitled 'Why Do They Hate Us'; 'They' being Muslim men, 'Us' being women. It sparked huge controversy. In Head... read more

Headscarves and Hymens
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The top job is within Bill Shorten's grasp. But who is he? How did he rise to become Labor leader? And does he have what it takes to beat Malcolm Turnbull and lead the country? In this dramatic essay, David Marr traces the hidden career of a Labor warrior. He shows how a brilliant recruiter and formid... read more

Quarterly Essay 59: Faction Man: Bill Shorten's Path To Power
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The bestselling author of The Australian Moment asks the most important question confronting the country right now - how do we maintain our winning streak? Most nations don't get a first chance to prosper. Australia is on its second. For the best part of the ninete... read more

Australia's Second Chance
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New and Updated edition - It was the biggest leak in history. WikiLeaks infuriated the world's greatest superpower, embarrassed the British royal family and helped cause a revolution in North Africa. The man behind it was Julian Assange, one of the strangest figures ever to become a worldwide celebrit... read more

WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy
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Most Australians despise what Pauline Hanson stands for, yet politics in this country is now orbiting around One Nation.In this timely Quarterly Essay, David Marr looks at Australia's politics of fear, resentment and rac... read more

Quarterly Essay 65: The White Queen,  One Nation and the Politics of Race
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Across the globe, the so-called Big Four accounting and audit firms - Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and KPMG - are massively influential. Together, they earn more than US$100 billion annually an... read more

The Big Four: The Curious History and Perilous Future of a Global Monopoly
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WINNER OF THE 2010 SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION What if the world imagined by George Orwell in Nineteen Eighty-four was real? What if everything around you was black and white except for the red letters on propaganda signs? Where spies like Orwell's Thought Police studied your facial expressio... read more

Nothing to Envy Life Love and Death in North Korea
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