Anthony McAdam

The last time David Irving came to Oz…

17 April 2017 2:47 pm

For decades now a man called David Irving has been the subject of fierce contempt to honest scholars, decent citizens…

Murdoch and Assange: The Donald’s two unlikely Aussie helpers

20 October 2016 1:07 pm

Like a lot of Australians I’ve been captivated over the last few months by the prospect of a Trump victory. …

Fighting back

16 January 2016 9:00 am

For anyone looking for a stimulating read this summer, one that bestows a certain sense of rationality on our otherwise…

Shanghai’s unwitting role as saviour

21 November 2015 9:00 am

Shanghai is a magical city – it was in the 1930s and it is again today, although it’s now a…

The Conquest of Russia

29 August 2015 9:00 am

The death of Robert Conquest reminds us of the centrality of the term ‘totalitarianism’, probably the dominating characteristic of twentieth…

Thick as bricks

20 June 2015 9:00 am

Besides the climate, nothing so reminded me of besieged Rhodesia in the mid-1960s, with its sanctions busting business culture and…

Our very own Alan Turing

7 February 2015 9:00 am

The brilliant Oscar-nominated film about Alan Turing, The Imitation Game, has introduced a wide public to the crucial role of…

Crowe’s water diviner is out of his depth

10 January 2015 9:00 am

To much fanfare, Russell Crowe’s first film as a director, The Water Diviner, was released on Boxing Day. It appears…

Melbourne’s academic ‘Potemkin Village’

2 November 2013 9:00 am

While reading this book I was reminded of the great ‘scandal’ among New York’s intelligentsia in 1982 when the then…