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Our valued Vatican envoy

26 October 2013 9:00 am

In mid-2009, I landed in Italy for an extended break, as it happened, on the day of the L’Aquila earthquake.…

Our valued Vatican envoy

24 October 2013 2:00 pm

In mid-2009, I landed in Italy for an extended break, as it happened, on the day of the L’Aquila earthquake.…

The world according to Bob

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Apparently, Ellis believes that the year 2011 was as important as 1848. He never explains why, exactly. He seems to…

The world according to Bob

17 October 2013 2:00 pm

Apparently, Ellis believes that the year 2011 was as important as 1848. He never explains why, exactly. He seems to…

Sour mixture

12 October 2013 9:00 am

This book purports to be the story of the 2013 election. It is not clear why it makes that claim,…

Sour mixture

10 October 2013 2:00 pm

This book purports to be the story of the 2013 election. It is not clear why it makes that claim,…

In praise of Ming

5 October 2013 9:00 am

At the end of this affectionate memoir of Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies, Heather Henderson recognises some might see…

In praise of Ming

3 October 2013 1:00 pm

At the end of this affectionate memoir of Sir Robert and Dame Pattie Menzies, Heather Henderson recognises some might see…

The rise of the politicians

28 September 2013 9:00 am

This book expresses what is being more and more widely felt in English-speaking and other western countries: government is becoming…

The rise of the politicians

26 September 2013 1:00 pm

This book expresses what is being more and more widely felt in English-speaking and other western countries: government is becoming…

Fairfax under fire

24 August 2013 9:00 am

What a spectacle. A Fairfax journalist flanked by a beaming James Packer, making no secret of his loathing for her…

Fairfax under fire

22 August 2013 1:00 pm

What a spectacle. A Fairfax journalist flanked by a beaming James Packer, making no secret of his loathing for her…

Born to rule

17 August 2013 9:00 am

Depending on how you look at it, the Chinese Communist Party is either the last non-ridiculous bastion of Marxism, an…

Born to rule

15 August 2013 1:00 pm

Depending on how you look at it, the Chinese Communist Party is either the last non-ridiculous bastion of Marxism, an…

In the bunker

3 August 2013 9:00 am

The rusted-on supporters of the ALP must wonder how it came to this. Six years ago, the ALP was on…

In the bunker

1 August 2013 1:00 pm

The rusted-on supporters of the ALP must wonder how it came to this. Six years ago, the ALP was on…

The useful Colonel Houses

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was determined to get the measure of Britain’s wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, and of Britain’s chances…

Hunting for bogeymen

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Here is how you make a conspiracy theory: take a couple of facts, stir in a few assumptions, then add…

A multitude of voices

20 July 2013 9:00 am

‘Consider, too, the world’s fisheries.’ This line more or less sums up the tone of Destroying the Joint: Why Women…

A multitude of voices

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

‘Consider, too, the world’s fisheries.’ This line more or less sums up the tone of Destroying the Joint: Why Women…

Hunting for bogeymen

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

Here is how you make a conspiracy theory: take a couple of facts, stir in a few assumptions, then add…

The useful Colonel Houses

18 July 2013 1:00 pm

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was determined to get the measure of Britain’s wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, and of Britain’s chances…

A walking contradiction

27 June 2013 1:00 pm

Nick Greiner: A Political Biography By Ian Hancock Connor Court, $59.95, pp 480 ISBN 9781922168542 Ian Hancock has, in recent…

The end of separatism

15 June 2013 6:00 pm

In Black & White: Australians All At The Crossroads Editors: Rhonda Craven, Anthony Dillon, Nigel Parbury Connor Court, $29.95, pp…

Tony Abbott

One-sided story

25 May 2013 6:00 pm

Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott By David Marr Black Inc, $19.95, pp 208 ISBN 978186355980 If there is…