Uncivil aviation: Biggles down under

W.E. Johns’s failure to adapt to the postwar era left Biggles a shadow of his wartime self, writes Adam Nicol

15 Aug 14 | Comments (4)

After the fall

James Boyce shows how Christianity’s “original sin” helps us understand Western culture in the twenty-first century, writes Janna Thompson

12 Aug 14 | Comments (0)

Whom the gods wish to destroy…

Ben Hills offers a distinctive take on what went wrong for Fairfax, writes Ken Haley

07 Aug 14 | Comments (0)

Alzheimer unease

Why do so many dementia researchers hold to a single theory so fervently? An unsettling new book throws light on entrenched beliefs, writes David Le Couteur

28 Jul 14 | Comments (5)

Almost migrants

New visa arrangements make it possible for international students to study and work in Australia for many years without necessarily being on a path to permanent residency, writes Peter Mares

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China wakes, Asia quakes, Australia shivers

A contest is under way, writes Graeme Dobell, but it will be more like a nineteenth-century battle than a twentieth-century clash

25 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Different diagnoses, different cures

Has feckless Australia set itself up for a post-boom slump? Tom Westland reviews two new books that see the prospects quite differently

23 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Virtuous cycling on the job

Can work be good for employees and employers? Helena Liu reviews a new book that wrestles with problems of workplace organisation, but doesn’t go quite far enough

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