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  • Why the Germans Do it Better

    Notes from a Grown-Up Country

    by John Kampfner

    ***THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER***BOOK OF THE YEAR IN GUARDIAN, ECONOMIST & NEW STATESMAN'Excellent and provocative... a passionate, timely book.' Sunday Times'A fine new book... thoughtful, deeply reported and impeccably even-handed.' The TimesEmerging from a collection of city states 150 years ago, no other country has had as turbulent a history as Germany or enjoyed so much... ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Deadly Waters

    Inside the hidden world of Somalia's pirates

    by Jay Bahadur

    What are the lives of modern day pirates like outside of the attack skiffs? How do they spend their money? What clothes do they wear and what is their drug of choice? Deadly Waters takes us to the heart of Somalia, where Jay Bahadur, the intrepid twenty-five-year-old author has ventured where most journalists fear to tread. As the 'go to' journalist for all media, and with unparalleled access to ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • Paul Keating

    by David A Day

    In the tradition of his bestselling CURTIN and CHIFLEY, David Day's exhaustive biography of one of our most fascinating prime ministers. Paul Keating was one of the most significant political figures of the late twentieth century, firstly as treasurer for eight years and then Prime Minister for five years. Although he has spent all of his adult life in the public eye, Keating has eschewed the idea ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Dirty Wars

    The world is a battlefield

    by Jeremy Scahill

    In this story from the frontlines of the undeclared battlefields of the War on Terror, Jeremy Scahill exposes America's new approach to war: fought far from any declared battlefield, by units that do not officially exist, in thousands of operations a month that are never publicly acknowledged.From Afghanistan and Pakistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill speaks to the CIA agents, mercenaries ... Read more

    $11.43 AUD

  • The Rise and Fall of Australia

    How a great nation lost its way

    by Nick Bryant

    A forensic look at the Lucky Country, from the inside and outside.Never before has Australia enjoyed such economic, commercial, diplomatic and cultural clout. Its recession-proof economy is the envy of the world. It’s the planet’s great lifestyle superpower. Its artistic exports win unprecedented acclaim. But never before has its politics been so brutal, narrow and facile, as well as being such a ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Reset

    Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession

    by Ross Garnaut

    ‘The nation’s most prophetic economist’—Ross GittinsIn Reset, renowned economist Ross Garnaut shows how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future – and why the old approaches will not work.Garnaut develops the idea of a renewable superpower, he calls for a basic income and he explores what the ‘decoupling’ of China and America will mean ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The New Silk Roads

    The Present and Future of the World

    by Peter Frankopan

    A brand new book from the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author of The Silk Roads'Masterly mapping out of a new world order' – Evening StandardRevised and updated editionThe New Silk Roads takes a fresh look at the relationships being formed along the length and breadth of the ancient trade routes today. The world is changing dramatically and in an age of Brexit and ... ... Read more

    $15.72 AUD

  • How Democracies Die

    The International Bestseller: What History Reveals About Our Future

    by Steven Levitsky and 1 more

    '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 Origins of Political Order

    From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

    by Francis Fukuyama

    Nations are not trapped by their pasts, but events that happened hundreds or even thousands of years ago continue to exert huge influence on present-day politics. If we are to understand the politics that we now take for granted, we need to understand its origins.Francis Fukuyama examines the paths that different societies have taken to reach their current forms of political order. This book ... Read more

    $10.22 AUD

  • The Nordic Theory of Everything

    In Search of a Better Life

    by Anu Partanen

    From childcare to healthcare, provision for the elderly and tackling issues of homelessness, the Nordic countries are world leaders in organising society – no wonder Finland has been ranked among the happiest places in the world.But when Finnish journalist Anu Partanen moved to America, she quickly realised that navigating the basics of everyday life was overly complicated compared to how society ... Read more

    $10.88 AUD

  • World Order

    Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History

    by Henry Kissinger

    As Henry Kissinger observes in this magisterial book, there has never been a true world order. For most of history, civilizations have defined their own concepts of order, each one envisioning its distinct principles as universally relevant. Now, as international affairs take place on a global basis, these historic concepts of world order are meeting. Every region participates in questions of high ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Don't Burn This Book

    Thinking for Yourself in an Age of Unreason

    by Dave Rubin

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'Topical, engaging, personable, and above all, reassuring' Dr. Jordan B. PetersonFrom host of The Rubin Report, the most-watched talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube right now, a roadmap for free thinking in an increasingly censored world.The left is no longer liberal.Once on the side of free speech and tolerance, progressives now ban speakers fr... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Political Order and Political Decay

    From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalisation of Democracy

    by Francis Fukuyama

    In The Origins of Political Order, Francis Fukuyama took us from the dawn of mankind to the French and American Revolutions. Here, he picks up the thread again in the second instalment of his definitive account of mankind's emergence as a political animal.This is the story of how state, law and democracy developed after these cataclysmic events, how the modern landscape - with its uneasy tension ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • The Black Banners

    Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda

    by Ali Soufan

    'If you see the Black Banners coming from Khurasan, join that army, even if you have to crawl over ice; no power will be able to stop them'Hadith attributed to the Prophet MuhammadThe Black Banners is the ultimate insider's account of the realities of counter-terrorism. During a decade on the front lines, as the FBI's lead investigator into Al Qaeda, Ali Soufan thwarted plots around the world and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy

    Second Edition Text

    by Joseph A. Schumpeter

    Schumpeter's Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy is perhaps the most important and influential book on the subject ever written This volume is the result of an effort to weld into a readable form the bulk of almost forty years' thought, observation and research on the subject of socialism. The problem of democracy forced its way into the place it now occupies in this volume because it proved ... Read more

    $3.06 AUD

  • Woke

    A Guide to Social Justice

    by Titania McGrath

    'The book everyone's talking about' The Times (Book of the Year)'Titania McGrath is a genius' Spectator (Book of the Year)'Beautiful classic satire' Ricky Gervais'Hilarious . . . the most artful form of subtle parody' Joe Rogan'Just as Bridget Jones was the embodiment of the anxiety-ridden Nineties feminist, a creation whose diary entries encapsulated all our hopes,... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Fantasyland

    How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History

    by Kurt Andersen

    You’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own factsFantasy is the USA’s primary product. From the Pilgrim Fathers onward America has been a place where renegades and freaks came in search of freedom to create their own realities with little objectively regulated truth standing in their way. The freedom to invent and believe whatever the hell you like is, in some ways, an unwritten ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How to Be a Dictator

    The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

    by Frank Dikötter

    'Brilliant' NEW STATESMAN, BOOKS OF THE YEAR'Enlightening and a good read' SPECTATOR'Moving and perceptive' NEW STATESMANMussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, Kim Il-sung, Ceausescu, Mengistu of Ethiopia and Duvalier of Haiti.No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. A tyrant who c... ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • The Enigma of Capital: And the Crises of Capitalism

    And the Crises of Capitalism

    by David Harvey

    For three centuries the capitalist system has shaped western society, informed its rulers, and conditioned the lives of its people. Has the time come to move beyond it? Using his unrivalled knowledge of the subject, Harvey lays bare the follies of the international financial system, looking at the nature of capitalism, how it works and why sometimes it doesn't. He examines the vast flows of money ... Read more

    $12.42 AUD

  • In Their Own Words

    by Terry D. Turchie and 1 more

    In Their Own Words answers, an important question on the minds of many Americans-what is happening inside America"s Democratic Party today? During the 1980s, before the collapse of the Soviet Socialist Republics, prominent Democratic leaders Bernie Sanders and Bill De Blasio were ardent supporters of Marxist Daniel Ortega and his Nicaraguan revolution. Ortega was the man of the people, intent on ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • How Democracy Ends

    by David Runciman

    'Scintillating ... thought-provoking ... one of the very best of the great crop of recent books on the subject.' Andrew Rawnsley, ObserverDemocracy has died hundreds of times, all over the world. We think we know what that looks like: chaos descends and the military arrives to restore order, until the people can be trusted to look after their own affairs again. However, there is a danger that this ... Read more

    $13.74 AUD

  • The Real North Korea: Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia

    Life and Politics in the Failed Stalinist Utopia

    by Andrei Lankov

    Andrei Lankov has gone where few outsiders have ever been. A native of the former Soviet Union, he lived as an exchange student in North Korea in the 1980s. He has studied it for his entire career, using his fluency in Korean and personal contacts to build a rich, nuanced understanding. In The Real North Korea, Lankov substitutes cold, clear analysis for the overheated rhetoric surrounding this ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • The Future of Capitalism

    Facing the New Anxieties

    by Paul Collier

    *FEATURED IN BILL GATES'S 2019 SUMMER READING RECOMMENDATIONS*From world-renowned economist Paul Collier, a candid diagnosis of the failures of capitalism and a pragmatic and realistic vision for how we can repair itDeep new rifts are tearing apart the fabric of Britain and other Western societies: thriving cities versus the provinces, the highly skilled elite versus the less educated, wealthy ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • The Dictator's Handbook

    Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics

    by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and 1 more

    A groundbreaking new theory of the real rules of politics: leaders do whatever keeps them in power, regardless of the national interest.As featured on the viral video Rules for Rulers, which has been viewed over 3 million times.Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith's canonical book on political science turned conventional wisdom on its head. They started from a single assertion: Leaders do ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD