Rodney Tiffen is Emeritus Professor in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, where he was a member of staff for three decades before his recent retirement.
His most recent book, co-authored with Ross Gittins, is How Australia Compares (second edition, Cambridge University Press, 2009).
The restorationist impulse
EssayTHE CHILDREN COME home from school to be greeted by their mother, who is wearing an apron. They then go off to play with their neighbourhood friends, from families very like their own. After dinner, and after husband and...
We, the populists
EssayIN OCTOBER 2010 Australia's Director of Military Prosecutions, Brigadier Lyn McDade, brought charges against three Australian soldiers, resulting from an incident in which six people were killed – one Taliban insurgent, but also four children and a teenager.Australia's most...