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)

So what are feminists to do?

We not only need more women in positions of power, we also need to examine again what that power is about, argues Sara Dowse in her 2014 Emily’s List Oration

14 Aug 14 | Comments (3)

Christopher Clark’s Sleepwalkers and the Germans. A misunderstanding?

An Australian historian’s reappraisal of the origins of the first world war has provoked enormous interest in Germany, writes Andreas Wirsching. But the debate tells us more about Germany than about the book

05 Aug 14 | Comments (4)

“We must be careful to avoid seeking intelligence simply for its own sake”

Newly released documents reveal the intelligence community in the early 1970s through the eyes of a former senior bureaucrat, writes Alan Fewster

01 Aug 14 | Comments (0)

Remarkable acts of courage

None of us can be certain how we will act in extreme circumstances, writes Sara Dowse. Two new books show imperfect humans at their best

31 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

Britain’s Great War: traps of memory

The centenary of the 1914–18 war reveals Britain to be a country of permanent involution, says David Hayes

17 Jul 14 | Comments (2)

Gay rights and gay wrongs

In its coverage of gay law reform over the past fifty years, the Australian has charted a course from pacesetter to curmudgeon, writes Graham Willett in this talk from last week’s conference on the paper’s fiftieth anniversary

15 Jul 14 | Comments (0)

The battle of Mort Street

By the time the first edition of the Australian hit the streets almost fifty years ago, a vital part of Rupert Murdoch’s strategy had already run into trouble, writes Peter Browne

06 Jul 14 | Comments (3)