'When it comes to our future, misplaced optimism is as dangerous as blind faith. What is needed is the courage to face the way things are, and the wisdom and imagination to work out how to make things better.'Austral... read more

Australia Reimagined: Towards a more compassionate, less anxious society
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Back in 1930, the economist John Maynard Keynes prophesied that by the century's end, technology would see us all working fifteen-hour weeks. But instead, something curious happened. Today, average working hours have not decreased, but increased. And now, across the develo... read more

Bullshit Jobs
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What if, instead of discovering our sexuality only once, during puberty, we discover it again later--and then again, after that? What if our sexuality reinvents itself every time our desire shifts, every time the object of our desire changes? What if the nature of our desi... read more

How We Desire
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From the provocative author of Straw Dogs comes an incisive, surprising intervention in the political and scientific debate over religion and atheism When you explore older atheisms, you will find that some of your firmest convictions--secular or religious--are h... read more

Seven Types of Atheism
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Small Wrongs
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The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous - and absolutely mesmerising. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as vola... read more

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA timely and groundbreaking collection of essays and poems about race in America edited by Jesmyn Ward, the first woman to win the National Book Award twiceIn this bestselling collection of essays and poe... read more

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race
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Ever since the release of her seminal first book, Sexual Personae, Camille Paglia has remained one of feminism's most outspoken, independent, and searingly intelligent voices. Now, for the first time, her best essays on the subject are gathered together in one concis... read more

Free Women, Free Men
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In this indispensable guide to navigating the 21st century, two visionary thinkers reveal the unexpected ways power is changing - and how 'new power' is reshaping politics, business and life. Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in today's chaotic, connected age? In... read more

New Power
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A brilliant, funny and heartbreaking account of people in formerly Communist countries who are nostalgic for how they used to live.For hundreds of years, Bulgarian Gypsies trained bears to dance, welcoming them into their familie... read more

Dancing Bears: True Stories about Longing for the Old Days
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As a 19-year-old university student, Jack Manning Bancroft realised that education was the key to leading the most disadvantaged kids in Australia - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander high school kids - out of inequality. He founded AIME, The Austr... read more

Mentoring: The key to a fairer world
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Description: Internationally acclaimed Israeli historian Shlomo Sand made his mark with books such as The Invention of the Jewish People and The Invention of the Land of Israel. Returning here to an early fascination, he turns his attention to the fi... read more

The End of French Intellectuals
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