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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Manne is professor of politics at La Trobe University and a regular commentator with the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC radio and television.

His most recent books include Goodbye to All That?: On the Failure of Neo-liberalism and the Urgency of ChangeMaking Trouble: Essays Against the New Australian Complacency, Quarterly Essay 43, Bad News: Murdoch's Australian and the Shaping of the Nation and The Words That Made Australia: How a Nation Came to Know Itself.

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Robert Manne investigates Rupert Murdoch’s lead political voice here, the Australian newspaper, and how it shapes debate.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

A devastating expose.

Clive Hamilton, Crikey

Fairness and integrity are under the microscope in this scathing analysis of Murdoch’s flagship.

Peter Craven, Sydney Morning Herald

The are many things to admire about Professor Robert Manne. He’s a prolific writer. He’s incredibly intelligent. And he’s brave.

Josh Rosner, The Canberra Times

In our shrinking broadsheet market, it would be good if the healthiest specimen, and the only national one, recognised that we need more mutual respect in public debate if we are ever going to sort through the complex problems and opportunities that confront us.

Robert Phiddian, Australian Book Review
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