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"I never ask for mercy and seek no one's sympathy. I would never, as was once needlessly feared in this court, be a fugitive from justice in this country, only a seeker of it."--Conrad Black, in his statement to the court, June 24, 2011 In 1993, Conrad Black was the proprietor of London's "Daily Teleg... read more

A Matter of Principle
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Most of us know what it is to be offended. In a society bound by complicated behavioural codes, the potential for offence is ever-present, the varieties of emotional trespass legion. A person who claimed never to have taken offence would either be lying or uniquely tolerant, while someone who claimed ... read more

On Offence: The Politics of Indignation
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Double Down
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'We were a motley mob, we sans-culottes of Canberra . . . ' In this vastly entertaining book, Mungo MacCallum captures the spirit of a nation-changing time.  He portrays the Whitlam government's key figures - from Gough and Margaret to Lionel Murphy, Bill Hayden and Jim Cairns - as well as '... read more

The Whitlam Mob
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'It is not a case of governments and companies putting royalties and profits before people; instead it is as though people don't matter at all ...' In Mine-Field, Paul Cleary counts the true cost of Australia's mineral addiction. Whether it be coal-seam gas, LNG or coal mega-mines, a resources rush is... read more

Mine-field: The Dark Side of Australia's Resource Frenzy
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In Hearts and Minds: A Blueprint for Modern Labor, former cabinet minister Chris Bowen writes a passionate clarion call to Labor's heartland, making the powerful argument that the Labor project is far from complete and it is time for a radical program of renewal and reform for the party. Hearts and Mi... read more

Hearts and Minds: A Blueprint for Modern Labor
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A veritable war is being waged in the Catholic Church: on one side, there is Pope Francis's strong message of one church for rich and poor alike; on the other, there is the old Curia with its endless enemies, and the old and new lobbies struggling to preserve their not-so-Christian privileges. Based o... read more

Merchants in the Temple: Inside Pope Francis's Secret Battle Against Corruption in the Vatican
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False economics. Threats, bribes, extortion. Debt, deception, coups, assassinations and unbridled military power. These are the tools used by the âe~corporatocracyâe(tm) âe" a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments and rich and powerful individuals âe" to en... read more

New Confessions of an Economic Hitman
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In The Politics of Myth, Stephen Knight studies nine figures still vividly alive, all of them appearing in twenty-first century film and television. Analysing how they relate to the major themes of Power, Resistance and Knowledge, he shows how fact and fiction mix to help us explore and understand the... read more

The Politics of Myth
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Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? To answer these questions, anthropologist David Graeber - one of the mo... read more

Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy
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The Growth Delusion
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The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives.
 
After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more ... read more

The World in a Grain - The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
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