Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism by Nick Fischer

Nick Fischer’s Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism (University of Illinois Press) details how anticommunist myths and propaganda influenced mainstream politics in America, and how the right’s efforts paved the way for the McCarthyite 1950s and augured the conservative backlash that would transform American politics. The book will be launched by Stuart Macintyre AO.

Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Nick Fischer’s Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism (University of Illinois Press) details how anticommunist myths and propaganda influenced mainstream politics in America, and how the right’s efforts paved the way for the McCarthyite 1950s and augured the conservative backlash that would transform American politics. The book will be launched by Stuart Macintyre in Read more …

Transnational Protest, Australia and the 1960s

Jon Piccini’s new book, Transnational Protest, Australia and the 1960s (Palgrave Macmillan) broadens our understanding of Australian protest and reform movements by situating them within a properly global – and particularly Asian – context, where Australian protestors sought answers, utopias and allies.

Easter 1916: Theatre, Re-Enactment, Memory

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The Eighties: Did They Really Transform Australia?

An Australian Studies Research Network Seminar with Frank Bongiorno. Frank’s most recent book is called The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia, published in October 2015. But did the 1980s really transform Australia? The book also tells a story of continuity, of a society seeking to grasp the old and familiar more firmly than ever Read more …