Book Reviews

Something Very Fishy

When leaders pursue the politics of catastrophe, the cure becomes worse than the disease, writes IPA Research Fellow Morgan Begg in this review of Niall Ferguson’s new book. It seemed…

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Send out the Clowns

This book review from the Winter 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Research Fellow, Cian Hussey. According to a 2019 election study published by the Australian…

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Stand up for Yourself

This article from the Winter 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Research Fellow, Peter Gregory. One of Renee Gorman’s first acts as National Manager of Generation…

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Power for the People

This article from the Winter 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by IPA Research Fellow, Tristan Prasser. Filmmaking activist Michael Moore’s most recent documentary, Planet of the Humans,…

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How They Shortened the Odds

This article from the Winter 2020 edition of the IPA Review is written by barrister, Stuart Wood. I have known Bill Shorten—distantly—half my life. We went to school and university…

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Death or Greatness

This article by John Roskam first appeared in the April 2019 edition of the IPA Review. According to The Guardian there are more than 1,000 biographies of Churchill. There’s probably…

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Lest We Regret

This article by David Cragg first appeared in the April 2019 edition of the IPA Review. David Cragg is a Life Member of the ALP, and a Trustee of the…

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A Big Hand For God

Universality is a key tenet of Christianity which has led to human rights as we know it today, the abolition of slavery, the idea of the individual, feminism, equality before…

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Measuring The Damage

The futility of attempting to measure the immeasurable is familiar to many government workers. Before coming to the IPA, I had a small role in a Victorian Education Department team…

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What a Wonderful World

Hans Rosling’s posthumous book Factfulness proves Louis Armstrong and Paul McCartney were right: it’s a wonderful world and getting better all the time, writes reformed pessimist Richard Conrad. The world…

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Secrets And Sabotage

A new Richard Nixon biography uncovers more murky behaviour by the controversial president, writes Richard Allsop. Richard Nixon has already been the subject of plenty of biographies, but his controversial…

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The Politics of Curtin’s War

A new book by John Edwards explores the political life and relationships of Australia’s 14th Prime Minister, John Curtin  (John Curtin’s War, Volume 1: The Coming of War in the Pacific, and Reinventing Australia)…

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