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The best known woman in Australia

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Richard Allsop

Richard Allsop reviews Enid Lyons: Leading Lady to a Nation by Anne Henderson (Pluto Press, 2008, 356 pages) This is the biography of a woman who ‘was for many years the best known woman in Australia'. It says something for the fleetingness...

The art of the forgotten people

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tim Wilson

In her essay titled ‘Human Nature: The Art of John Brack', Kirsty Grant, wrote that in Brack's work there is a ‘recurring theme of the inevitability of human nature and the idea that the mistakes made by one generation will not...

Russia and the parable of the rear gunner

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | John Roskam

John Roskam reviews The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the end of the Cold War by James Mann (Viking, 2009, 396 pages) These days Ronald Reagan's leadership style has been given a name and there are whole books written about it. It's...

Editorial, March 2009

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Chris Berg

Is this the biggest financial crisis since 1987? Since the 1970s? Since the Second World War? Since the Great Depression? Since the word ‘finance' was coined? Who knows - my economist can beat up your economist. Like those American political...

So where is our GasBuddy? Can't mates be buddies too?

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Christian Kerr

There is a ruthless efficiency about Kevin Rudd. The man who bewailed Brutopia's coming is as ruthless as his own caricatured ‘neo-liberals' and market forces. Even more ironically, market metaphors best describe the Prime Minister's...

New world leaders and the politics of power

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tom Switzer

IPA Review | March 2009 In early 2008, David Cameron said he greatly admired Barack Obama and pledged to bring some of the same uplifting spirit of change and renewal that the American Democrat generated in the US to the British political scene....

Bailout Bonanza!

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Julie Novak

IPA Review | March 2009 Periods of economic turmoil have a habit of exposing weaknesses in policy, whether it is through inexperience, a lack of understanding, or a combination of these. Only a short twelve months ago, a newly elected Rudd...

Nixon as culture warrior

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Tom Switzer

IPA Review | March 2009 Tom Switzer reviews Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America by Rick Perlstein (Scribner, 2008, 881 pages) Richard Milhous Nixon was born into a modest, working-class Protestant family. He worked at...

Into the mind of Buffett

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Michael Potter

IPA Review | March 2009 Michael Potter reviews The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder (Bantam, 2008, 976 pages) Warren Buffett frequently seems to be in the right place at the right time. He invests in companies...

Obama's Presidency for Dummies

IPA REVIEW ARTICLE | Scott Hargreaves

IPA Review | March 2009 Scott Hargreaves reviews Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Simon & Schuster, 2005, 944 pages) In selecting Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State President Obama has made history repeat itself. His historical...

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