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)

Letting us in on her secret

Best known for her undercover exposé Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich ventures into entirely different territory in her new book, writes Sara Dowse

12 Jun 14 | Comments (2)

The land of living dangerously

Would bending be the bravest option for Israel, asks Sara Dowse

13 Feb 14 | Comments (1)

The ageless question

Sara Dowse reviews three new books about what it means to grow old

29 Nov 13 | Comments (1)

Israel’s shifting moorings

Sara Dowse reviews two books that deal, in different ways, with the future of Israel

13 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

The femocrat factor

Should the Australian women’s movement have relied so much on government? Sara Dowse responds to Anne Summers’s The Misogyny Factor

06 Jun 13 | Comments (0)

Feminism at the top table

Sara Dowse reviews Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In

04 Apr 13 | Comments (2)

Good writers and bad politics

Gertrude Stein’s authoritarian views left her susceptible to Marshal Pétain’s Vichy government, writes Sara Dowse

14 Jun 12 | Comments (1)