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Beyond the bunyip aristocracy

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Richard Allsop reviews William Charles Wentworth: Australia's greatest native son by Andrew Tink (Allen & Unwin, 2009, 332 pages) When John Brogden was forced to quit as Leader of the NSW Liberal Party in 2005, John Howard apparently wanted...

Valuable, but not complete

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam

  John Roskam reviews The March Of Patriots: The Struggle For Modern Australia by Paul Kelly (Melbourne University Press, 2009, 720 pages) Paul Kelly transformed himself from journalist into historian with the publication of his The...

Why Europe?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Two new books try to answer the central question of Western Civilisation. Richard Allsop looks at what they find.

The natural history of climate change

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Ian Plimer

Some of us underpin our environmentalism with political and romantic idealism, others underpin it with emotion, others have a religious view of the environment, some underpin their environmental view with economic pragmatism and many, like me, try...

Another Nobel for market economics

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Mikayla Novak

Elinor Ostrom, winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, is not your average Nobel winner, writes Julie Novak

20 Years On: Western liberty and Soviet tyranny

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall-the moment which signalled the end of the short and brutal totalitarian 20th century. The movement had actually begun much earlier. The disintegration of Communist rule in Hungary...

The underground Australian movie renaissance

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Dean Bertram

There actually are good Australian movies, and they're popular, writes Dean Bertram. You're just never told about them. Almost two decades ago, a handful of young filmmakers were revitalizing American cinema. Included in their number were Quentin...

Wowserism may be different, but it's not dead

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

‘I'm not a wowser but...' Those words seem to have become the standard introduction for anyone proposing a new restriction on what should be matters of individual choice. The Rudd Government are masters of it. In an interview with 4BC last...

Editorial, August 2009

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - the moment which signalled the end of the short and brutal totalitarian 20th century.  The movement had actually begun much earlier. The disintegration of Communist rule in...

What have the neo-liberals ever done for us?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christian Kerr

The Life of Brian is not the best Monty Python film.* Its satire of religion, unlike general Python jibes against authority, looks dated. Its political satire though-‘What have the Romans ever done for us'-is an entirely different matter....

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