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  • Democracy and Its Crisis

    The EU referendum in the UK and Trump’s victory in the USA sent shockwaves through our democratic systems. In Democracy and Its Crisis A. C. Grayling investigates why the institutions of representative democracy seem unable to hold up against forces they were designed to manage, and why it matters.First he considers those moments in history when the challenges we face today were first encountered ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Power of Geography

    Ten Maps that Reveal the Future of Our World – the sequel to Prisoners of Geography

    by Tim Marshall ...
    ***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*'I can't imagine reading a better book this year’ Daily MirrorTim Marshall's global bestseller Prisoners of Geography showed how every nation’s choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Since then, the geography hasn’t changed. But the world has.**In this revelatory new book, Marshall explores ten regions that are set to shape global politics in a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Pirate Enlightenment, or the Real Libertalia

    by David Graeber ...
    'A characteristically radical re-reading of history that places the social and political experiments of pirates at the heart of the European Enlightenment. A brilliant companion volume to the best-selling Dawn of Everything' Amitav GhoshThe Enlightenment did not begin in Europe. Its true origins lie thousands of miles away on the island of Madagascar, in the late seventeenth century, when it was ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • On Tyranny

    Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**History does not repeat, but it does instructIn the twentieth century, European democracies collapsed into fascism, Nazism and communism. These were movements in which a leader or a party claimed to give voice to the people, promised to protect them from global existential threats, and rejected reason in favour of myth. European history shows us that societies can ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Free Speech And Why It Matters

    by Andrew Doyle ...
    'Impassioned, scholarly and succinct' The TimesFREE SPEECH AND WHY IT MATTERSFree speech is the bedrock of all our liberties, and yet in recent years it has come to be mistrusted. A new form of social justice activism, which perceives language as potentially violent, has prompted a national debate on where the limitations of acceptable speech should be drawn. Governments throughout Europe have ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD $11.99 AUD

  • Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America

    *THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER**A Financial Times Book of the Year**Economist Book of the Year*‘A political epic’ – Guardian‘This is the book Trump fears most.’ – AxiosFew journalists have covered Donald Trump more extensively than Maggie Haberman. And few better understand the polarizing 45th president or his motivations. In this astonishing, illuminating book,... ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Rendezvous with Oblivion

    by Thomas Frank ...
    From the acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal and What’s the Matter with Kansas comes a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times — perfect for this political momentWhat does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? When, after forty years of economic triumph, America’s winners persuade themselves that they owe nothing to the rest of the country?With his sharp ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • The Ambassador

    A gripping international thriller

    by Tom Fletcher ...
    Book 1 - The Diplomat Thrillers
    ‘A gripping thriller from the man on the inside. You need to read this.’ Andy McNab‘Tom Fletcher was the ultimate Downing Street operator’ David CameronA global conspiracy. A man on the run. What happens when diplomacy fails?An unputdownable thriller, written with unique insight into the highest levels of diplomacy. From the former ambassador and No.10 foreign policy advisor Tom Fletcher, an ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Great Delusion

    Liberal Dreams and International Realities

    series The Henry L. Stimson Lectures Series
    A renowned scholar argues that liberal hegemony—the policy America has pursued since the Cold War ended—is doomed to failNamed a Financial Times Best Book of 2018“Idealists as well as realists need to read this systematic tour de force.”—Robert D. Kaplan, author of The Return of Marco Polo’s WorldIt is widely believed in the West that the United States should spread liberal democra... ... Read more

    $23.99 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 Fifth Risk

    Undoing Democracy

    by Michael Lewis ...
    'W****ill set your hair on end' Telegraph, Top 50 Books of the Year'I forgot to breathe while reading The Fifth Risk' Michael Hofmann, TLS, Books of the YearThe bestselling, no-holds-barred exposé of the people who are wrecking our democracy, by the master storyteller of our times'The election happened ... And then there was radio silence.'The morning after Trump was elected preside... ... 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

  • 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

    $14.99 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

  • 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

    $10.99 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 ...
    Book 71 - Quarterly Essay
    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

    $29.99 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

    $17.99 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

  • The Road to Unfreedom

    Russia, Europe, America

    From the author of international bestseller On Tyranny, this prescient analysis of Russia's ongoing interference in the West is now more relevant than ever.'One of the best...brisk, conceptually convincing account of democracy's retreat in the early years of 21st century' GuardianThe past is another country, the old saying goes. The same might be said of the future. But which country? For ... 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

    $12.99 AUD