Professor Jeremy Black talks to Graham Stewart about the past and present of Australia’s role in the western alliance

What are we supposed to fight for in the Pacific? Is it for Australia or for the sake of US pre-eminence?

Do Australia’s leaders really know what they’re doing?

When identity is the primary means of engagement with art, criticism is reduced to mud-slinging

Australia is still standing at the gates of hell, while the rest of the world has already been through it

The city punishes those who accept the reality of biological sex and the material implications of existing in a female-sexed body

Leaders that reject grand narratives in favour of what actually matters to people are rewarded

Jonathon Green wonders if, despite this being a fascinating book, the author has set herself up for defeat

However strict Australia’s quarantine measures may be, they appear to be a lot more effective than the UK’s laissez-faire approach

While questioning orthodoxies often has great value, it can also present dangers