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  • How Civil Wars Start

    And How to Stop Them

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'When one of the world's leading scholars of civil war tells us that a country is on the brink of violent conflict, we should pay attention. This is an important book' Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, authors of How Democracies DieCivil wars are the biggest danger to world peace today - this book shows us why they happen, and how to avoid them.Most of us don't know ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The American Way of Empire

    How America Won a World--But Lost Her Way

    by James Kurth ...
    Since the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, traditional American foreign policy has proven inadequate to 21st Century challenges of Islamic terrorism and globalization.In this ground-breaking analysis, author James Kurth explains that the roots of America's current foreign policy crisis lie in contradictions of an American empire which attempted to transform ... Read more

    $22.98 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Democracy For Sale

    Dark Money and Dirty Politics

    The Sunday Times bestseller.'A compulsively readable, carefully researched account of how a malignant combination of rightwing ideology, secretive money (much of it from the US) and weaponisation of social media have shaped contemporary British (and to a limited extent, European) politics... Remarkable' Observer, Book of the WeekDemocracy is in crisis, and unaccountable and untraceable flows of ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • There Is Nothing For You Here

    Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century

    by Fiona Hill ...
    “Of every book written by anybody associated with the Trump administration, in any way, [this] is absolutely the one to read.”—Rachel MaddowINSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | A celebrated foreign policy expert and key impeachment witness reveals how declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia—and draws on her personal journey out of poverty, as well as her unique ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • With the Falling of the Dusk

    by Stan Grant ...
    A deeply powerful, poetic and compelling book on the challenges facing our world, from one of Australia's most experienced journalists and international commentators, Stan Grant.History is turning.In only a few short decades, we have come a long way from Francis Fukuyama's declaration of the 'end of history' and the triumph of liberal democracy in 1989. Now, with the inexorable rise of China, the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Laboratories of Autocracy

    A Wake-Up Call from Behind the Lines

    by David Pepper ...
    “It’s the statehouses, stupid.”Laboratories of Autocracy shows that far more than the high-profile antics of politicians like Marjorie Taylor Greene or Jim Jordan—and yes, even bigger than Donald Trump’s "Big Lie”—it’s anonymous, often corrupt politicians in statehouses across the country who pose the greatest dangers to American democracy.Because these statehouses no longer operate as functioning ... Read more

    $11.97 AUD

  • A Promised Land

    by Barack Obama ...
    THE #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERA riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy.'Gorgeously written, humorous, compelling, life affirming' Justin Webb, Mail on SundayIn the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • The Tyranny of Merit

    What's Become of the Common Good?

    **A TLS, GUARDIAN AND NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020The new bestseller from the acclaimed author of Justice and one of the world's most popular philosophers**"Astute, insightful, and empathetic...A crucial book for this moment" Tara Westover, author of EducatedThese are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favour of the already ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The 1619 Project

    A New American Origin Story

    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New American Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Washington Post, NPR, Esquire, Marie Claire, Electric Lit, Ms. magazine, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist**In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD $16.99 AUD

  • The Fifth Risk

    Undoing Democracy

    by Michael Lewis ...
    **'Will set your hair on end' Telegraph, Top 50 Books of the Year'Life is what happens between Michael Lewis books. I forgot to breathe while reading The Fifth Risk' Michael Hofmann, TLS, Books of the YearThe phenomenal new book from the international bestselling author of The Big Short**'The election happened ... And then there was radio silence.'The morning after Trump was elected president, the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Venom

    Vendettas, Betrayals and the Price of Power

    by David Crowe ...
    A cracking account of the rivalries and hatreds that split the Liberal Party, brought down Malcolm Turnbull and propelled Scott Morrison to power.They plotted. They schemed. They unleashed chaos.Australia lost two prime ministers in three years in a period of political bloodshed that took the nation's government to the brink of collapse - until an extraordinary election changed everything.Venom is ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Weapons of Math Destruction

    How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

    by Cathy O'Neil ...
    'A manual for the 21st-century citizen... accessible, refreshingly critical, relevant and urgent' - Financial Times'Fascinating and deeply disturbing' - Yuval Noah Harari, Guardian Books of the YearIn this New York Times bestseller, Cathy O'Neil, one of the first champions of algorithmic accountability, sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life -- and threaten to rip ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • On Tyranny

    Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER****‘**A sort of survival book, a sort of symptom-diagnosis manual in terms of losing your democracy and what tyranny and authoritarianism look like up close’ Rachel Maddow'These 128 pages are a brief primer in every important thing we might have learned from the history of the last century, and all that we appear to have forgotten' ObserverHistory does not repeat, but ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Churchill and Orwell

    The Fight for Freedom

    Today, as liberty and truth are increasingly challenged, the figures of Churchill and Orwell loom large. Exemplars of Britishness, they preserved individual freedom and democracy for the world through their far-sighted vision and inspired action, and cast a long shadow across our culture and politics. In Churchill & Orwell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas E. Ricks masterfully argues that ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • Party Animals

    The secret history of a Labor fiasco

    Secrets, lies, lawyers and covert recordings. If you thought the 2019 election was just about a death tax that didn’t exist, you’re in for a surprise.From the dark arts of the dirt units to the role of billionaire Clive Palmer, this is the untold story of an election debacle.The Labor Party was the unbeatable favourite to win the 2019 election right up until the polls closed and voters delivered ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • No Is Not Enough

    Defeating the New Shock Politics

    by Naomi Klein ...
    ****The New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller**'An ordinary person's guide to hope. Read this book' Arundhati Roy'As accessible as it is brilliant' Owen Jones'A genuine page turner' Michelle Alexander**Naomi Klein - award-winning journalist, bestselling author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything, scourge of brand bullies and corporate liars - gives us the toolkit we ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 71 Follow the Leader

    Democracy and the Rise of the Strongman

    by Laura Tingle ...
    series Quarterly Essay #71
    What is true political leadership, and how do we get it? What qualities should we wish for in our leaders? And why is it killing season for prime ministers?In this wise and timely essay, Laura Tingle argues that democratic leaders build a consensus for change, rather than bludgeon the system or turn politics into a popularity contest. They mobilise and guide, more than impose a vision. Tingle ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Dark Money

    how a secretive group of billionaires is trying to buy political control in the US

    by Jane Mayer ...
    LONGLISTED FOR THE 2016 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS, BEST NONFICTIONA LITHUB BOOK OF THE DECADEThe US is one of the largest democracies in the world — or is it?America is experiencing an age of profound economic inequality. Employee protections have been decimated, and state welfare is virtually non-existent, while hedge-fund billionaires are grossly under-taxed and big businesses make astounding pro ... Read more

    $29.80 AUD

  • Disloyal: A Memoir

    The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump

    by Michael Cohen ...
    **A #1 New York Times Bestseller!"I read it cover-to-cover. I did not intend to, but I started at the beginning and didn’t put it down until it was over."—Rachel Maddow, MSNBC**This book almost didn’t see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication.The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney and Personal Advisor—The Man Who Helped Get Him Into the ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage

    How Australia Got Compulsory Voting

    by Judith Brett ...
    It’s compulsory to vote in Australia.We are one of a handful of countries in the world that enforce this rule at election time, and the only English-speaking country that makes its citizens vote.Not only that, we embrace it. We celebrate compulsory voting with barbeques and cake stalls at polling stations, and election parties that spill over into Sunday morning.But how did this come to be: when ... Read more

    $17.92 AUD

  • How Democracies Die

    The International Bestseller: What History Reveals About Our Future

    'The most important book of the Trump era' The EconomistHow does a democracy die?What can we do to save our own?What lessons does history teach us?In the 21st century democracy is threatened like never before.Drawing insightful lessons from across history - from Pinochet's murderous Chilean regime to Erdogan's quiet dismantling in Turkey - Levitsky and Ziblatt explain why democracies fail, how ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Adults In The Room

    My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment

    ** The Sunday Times #1 Bestseller**'One of the greatest political memoirs of all time' GuardianWhat happens when you take on the European establishment?Read as world-famous, provocative economist, and former Greece finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, blows the lid on his battle with EU officials over the Greek debt crisis.Varoufakis sparked one of the most spectacular and controversial batt... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • We Can't Say We Didn't Know

    Dispatches from an age of impunity by the ABCTV award-winning investigative reporter and former foreign correspondentShortlisted for the 2020 Walkley Book AwardFor more than 15 years, award-winning journalist Sophie McNeill has reported on some of the most war-ravaged and oppressive places on earth, including Syria, Gaza, Yemen, West Bank and Iraq.In We Can't Say We Didn't Know, Sophie tells the ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • The Establishment

    And how they get away with it

    by Owen Jones ...
    **THE PHENOMENAL BESTSELLER'Fantastic, timely, eye-opening' Armando Iannucci, New Statesman, Books of the Year'Captures a collective sense of anger and awakening' Matt Haig, Observer, Books of the Year**Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD