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  • Woke

    A Guide to Social Justice

    '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

  • Power in Movement

    Social Movements and Contentious Politics

    by Sidney Tarrow ...
    series Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics
    Social movements have an elusive power but one that is altogether real. From the French and American revolutions to the Arab Spring, and to ethnic and terrorist movements of today, contentious politics exercises a fleeting but powerful influence on politics, society and international relations. Covering key episodes up to the attack on the US Capitol in January 2021, leading scholar of politics ... Read more

    $29.99 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

    $14.99 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

  • 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

  • Dirty Wars

    The world is a battlefield

    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

    $11.99 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 Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

    by Robert Fisk ...
    Robert Fisk’s bestselling eyewitness account of the events that have shaped the Middle East is alive with vivid reporting and incisive historical analysis.The history of the Middle East is an epic story of tragedy, betrayal and world-shaking events. It is a story that Robert Fisk has been reporting for over thirty years. His masterful narrative spans the most volatile regions of the Middle East, ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The New Silk Roads

    The Present and Future of the World

    From the Sunday Times and internationally bestselling author of The Silk Roads: everything you need to know about the present and future of the world'Masterly mapping out of a new world order' Evening Standard'Frankopan is a brilliant guide to terra incognita' The TimesThe New Silk Roads – Peter Frankopan's follow-up to the 'Book of the Decade', The Si... ... Read more

    $15.99 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 Origins of Political Order

    From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

    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

    $9.99 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

    $10.99 AUD

  • 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

    $12.99 AUD

  • World Order

    Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History

    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

    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

    $14.99 AUD

  • Uncivil Wars

    Quarterly Essay 87

    Book 87 - Quarterly Essay
    In this original, eloquent essay, Waleed Aly and Scott Stephens explore the ethics and politics of public debate – and the threats it now faces.In a healthy democracy we need the capacity to disagree. Yet Aly and Stephens note a growing tendency to dismiss and exile opponents, to treat them with contempt. This toxic partisanship has been imported from the United States, where it has been corrosive ... Read more

    $11.99 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

    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

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Dictator's Handbook

    Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics

    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

    $13.99 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

    $12.99 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 Civil Wars Start

    And How to Stop Them

    Most of us don't know it, but we are living in the world's greatest era of civil wars. While violence has declined worldwide, civil wars have increased.Since 1946, over 250 armed conflicts have broken out around the world, a number that continues to rise. Major civil wars are now being fought in countries including Iraq, Syria and Libya. Smaller civil wars are being fought in Ukraine, India, and ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division

    The powerful, pocket-sized manifesto

    by Elif Shafak ...
    'Elegant ... calm and generous' Mary Beard, GuardianThe must-read, pocket-sized Big Think book of 2020One of the Guardian's 'Best Books to Inspire Compassion'One of Independent's Books of the MonthA Cosmopolitan 'Revolutionary Read'Ours is the age of contagious anxiety. We feel overwhelmed by the events around us, by injustice, by suffering, by an en... ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD