In this crisp and timely essay, Laura Tingle examines political leadership in general - some profiles in courage, and cunning - as well as styles of leadership. She looks at Macron and Merkel, Keating and Obama. Ti... read more

Quarterly Essay 71: Follow the Leader: Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman
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Awards:Shortlisted for Galaxy British Book Awards: Borders Author of the Year 2009.

At the heart of this title is Senator Obama's vision of how his country can move beyond its divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families and the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and considers the nature of threats from outside America's borders.

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
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Australia is in transition. Saying it is easy. The panic kicks in when we are compelled to describe what the future might look like. There is no complacent middle to aim at. We will either catch the next wave of prospe... read more

Quarterly Essay 61: Balancing Act: Australia Between Recession and Renewal.
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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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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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Australia has always been reliant on 'great and powerful friends' for its sense of national security and for direction on its foreign policyandmdash;first on the British Empire and now on the United States. Australia has actively pursued a policy of strategic dependence, believing that making a grand ... read more

Dangerous Allies
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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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Presenting the one and only Mr Paul Keating - at his straight-shooting, scumbag-calling, merciless best. Paul lets rip - on John Howard- 'The little desiccated coconut is under pressure and he is attacking anything he can get his hands on.' On Peter Costello- 'The thing about poor old Costello is he i... read more

The Book of Paul: The Wit and Wisdom of Paul Keating
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'Why is there so much inequality?' Xenia asks her father, the world famous economist Yanis Varoufakis. Drawing on memories of her childhood and a variety of well-known tales - from Oedipus and Faust to Frankenstein and The Matrix - Varoufakis expl... read more

Talking to My Daughter about the Economy
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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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The sensational Sunday Times #1 Bestseller about taking on the mafia, the Clintons and Trump.'An urgent clarion call.' The Financial TimesIn his massive Number One bestselling memoir, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told ... read more

A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership
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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 ... read more

Quarterly Essay 65: The White Queen,  One Nation and the Politics of Race
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