Book reviews

His Name Is George Floyd book

Malik Miah reviews His Name is George Floyd, a new book that places George Perry Floyd jnr's life and death at the hands of police in the context of the racial history of the United States.

Sub imperial power book

Chris Slee reviews Clinton Fernandes’ new book examining Australia’s alliance with United States imperialism and its role in its own region.

Paying the Land by Joe Sacco

Acclaimed comics journalist Joe Sacco travelled to the Arctic regions of north-west Canada to learn about the Dene people and their struggles for his latest book, Paying the Land. Andrew Chuter reviews.

Maus and Berlin covers

Andrew Chuter reviews two classic graphic novels: Maus, which tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust; and Berlin, which is set during the German Weimar Republic prior to World War II.

Our Members Be Unlimited

Sam Wallman has released his long-awaited first book, Our Members Be Unlimited, a comic about workers and their unions. Andrew Chuter reviews.

Australia-US defence alliance

The average Australian has been enveloped by the inevitability of the US alliance as if it were a natural result of our history and “shared” values, writes Roger Davies.

China, the USA and Capitalism's Last Crusade book cover

Author William Briggs characterises the intensifying conflict between the United States and China as a rivalry between two capitalist powers, one growing in strength, the other long dominant but now declining, writes Chris Slee.

Maree Roberts book cover

Mary Merkenich reviews Maree Roberts’ entertaining novel about Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky’s sister Olga Kameneva.

In a new book, Stan Cox dismisses the anti-science and racism of climate denialists, strips bare the insincerity of the Biden administration, and uncovers the lurking dangers of energy denial, writes Don Fitz.

escape from manus book cover

At 21, Jaivet Ealom fled persecution in Myanmar, finding himself on a small boat with 100 other men, women and children destined for Darwin, writes Janet Parker.

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Ian Angus introduces six new books for your ‘must read soon’ list.

Hans Baer reviews a new book by former Greens senator Scott Ludlam.

In his new book, Yanis Varoufakis has used fiction to stimulate our imaginations into anticipating the necessary end of capitalism, writes Dave Bell.

Even before it was released and became a New York Times bestseller, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s book The Daughters of Kobani made headlines, writes Marcel Cartier.

In Less is More, Jason Hickel has written a readable book that seeks to promote hope rather than doom in the era of the Anthropocene or, more appropriately, the Capitolocene, writes Hans Baer.

David Robie reviews Australian journalist John Martinkus's new book about the Trans-Papua Highway, which is bringing military occupation, exploitation, environmental destruction and colonisation to West Papua.

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