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Enemies Of Free Speech
17 April 2012

Enemies Of Free Speech

IPA Review- April 2012

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by cabinet minister in the Howard government, and Fellow with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, Dr David Kemp. Infringements on freedom of speech are hard to justify, and they should be. The public debate that grows out of freedom of speech is the fundamental social
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Time For Abbott To Deliver
17 April 2012

Time For Abbott To Deliver

IPA Review- April 2012

This article from the April 2012 edition of the IPA Review is by journalist with ‘The Australian’, Christian Kerr. If 2011 was Julia Gillard’s year of decision and delivery. 2012 needs to be Tony Abbott’s. Here’s hoping he has more success. The opposition leader needs to decide if he is going to be a populist, political opportunist-or a leader, a genuine alternative prime minister.
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State Socialism in Victoria (Review)
6 April 2011

State Socialism in Victoria (Review)

In 1932, Victoria was in financial and political crisis. A vast debt had arisen from vast and unwieldy schemes of state development; noble causes and awful execution. The state enterprises had been captured by the unions and their management hamstrung by the un- willingness of politicians to consider efficiencies, fare and tariff adjustments, and the necessity to employ modern management
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10 March 2009

Obama’s Presidency for Dummies

Scott Hargreaves reviews Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster, 2005, 944 pages) In selecting Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State President Obama has made history repeat itself. His historical guide-book is Team of Rivals, a big fat gem of a book from Doris Kearns Goodwin which has proven irresistible to the US political class and also
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25 February 2009

100 Great Book Of Liberty: The Essential Introduction To The Greatest Idea Of Western Civilisation

100 Great Books of Liberty is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the books which made liberty the most important idea of Western Civilisation. From Plato’s The Republic and The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, to Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, these 100 books have laid the foundation for the modern world. Covering history, biography, philosophy, politics,
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10 July 2008

I Was A Teenage Revolutionary

Scott Hargreaves reviews Young Stalin. Young Stalin is in the best Hollywood tradition of the prequel. Written after the highly rated and popular work on Stalin, The Court of the Red Tsar, Young Stalin delves into his early life as a son, student, poet, radical, husband, gangster, and conspiracist. Also in the Hollywood tradition, the author, Simon Montefiore, has the
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Book Review: The White Man’s Burden
10 January 2008

Book Review: The White Man’s Burden

George Ayittey’s book, Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa’s Future, was published in 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan. When you are the new kid on the block, the swiftest and surest way of making a name for yourself is to pick a fight with whoever is the current king of the heap. If the competition is to see who knows the
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CD Kemp Lecture: Does Western Civilization Have a Future?
17 August 2006

CD Kemp Lecture: Does Western Civilization Have a Future?

Mark Steyn: I’m honored to be asked to give the C D Kemp Lecture before members of the Institute he founded and which lives on after him. I’ve been in Australia for a couple of weeks on what I like to think of as my ‘Head for the hills! It’s the end of the world!’ tour. But don’t worry, it’s
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Menzies and the Middle Class
1 October 1992

Menzies and the Middle Class

It is the fashion among today’s ‘clever’ people to pour scorn on those who influenced or controlled Australia’s destinies in the past. These earlier leaders were apparently misguided nincompoops who must be held largely responsible for the deplorable situation in which Australia now finds itself. Although a rather too critical book, Judith Brett’s Robert Menzies’ Forgotten People avoids this absurdity.
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Then and Now: A Reflection by Sir Keith Hancock
1 July 1968

Then and Now: A Reflection by Sir Keith Hancock

This article by Sir Keith Hancock ran in the IPA Review in July 1968. Australia is included the IPA’s Australian Canon of classic works which you can view here, and/or read the appreciation by Dr Richard Allsop, here.   Sir Keith Hancock, an historian and scholar of world renown, ranks among the best minds this country has produced. His book,
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