Book Reviews

Keeping the Faith

Morgan Begg reviews Keeping the Faith: The Battle for Australian Catholicism, by Fr James Grant. (this article first appeared in the May 2018 edition of the IPA Review. A PDF…

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Remember When Art Was Beautiful?: A New Book Launches A Spirited Attack On The Identity Politics Of Contemporary Art

Corrupted by identity politics, high culture in the West is no longer about the search for truth or beauty, but merely a tool for the advancement of leftist social engineering….

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Power And The Passion

Paul Keating’s economic reforms put today’s poll-driven politicians to shame, writes Richard Allsop. Almost a decade ago, the IPA Review published a cover story about Paul Keating headlined ‘What we…

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Private Order

Libertarians hail the wonders of ‘private governance’-the idea that left to their own devices, free people will organise themselves without needing the coercive power of the state. To others, however,…

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Left Behind: Critiquing The Idealism Of Marxist Intellectuals Reveals The Failures Of Leftist Thought Since The Mid-20th Century

To judge Roger Scruton by his demeanour and suitably tweedy appearance, it would be easy to assume he comes from a strand of British philosophy previously personified by the later…

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Book Review: Free Speech Lost In Traslation

Chris Berg on Flemming Rose’s ‘controversial’ stand for free speech   Ten years ago in September 2005, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published twelve cartoons and sparked what the Danish prime…

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Book Review: Breathing In Freedom

The last few years has borne witness to an extraordinary growth in government activities. Fiscal stimulus spending, the ramping up of public debt, untrammelled increases in regulation affecting factor and…

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Book Review: Adam Smith can Change Your Life

Adam Smith is a deeply underrated thinker. This might seem like a strange thing to say about the author of the Wealth of Nations, which is often described as free…

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Book Review: An Australian Ruling Class?

John Roskam reviews one of the most important books of 2013 In 1964 Donald Horne’s The Lucky Country was published. Horne had one basic argument—‘Australia is a lucky country, run…

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Howard’s Fault?

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Research Fellow at the IPA, Richard Allsop. The Slap is full of swearing. As Danielle Williams, the…

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The Debate Rages On

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Director of Climate Change Policy and the IP and Free Trade Unit at the IPA, Tim Wilson….

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Are Christianity and Capitalism Compatible?

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by Melbourne based writer, Sam Hearne. Can a good Christian be an entrepreneur? Christians have long debated what…

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