Quarterly Essay 43 Bad News:Murdoch´s Australian and the Shaping of the Nation Robert Manne
This year has seen unprecedented scrutiny of Rupert Murdoch’s empire in Britain. But what about in Australia, where he owns 70 per cent of the press? In Bad News, Robert Manne investigates Murdoch’s lead political voice here, the Australian newspaper, and how it shapes debate. Since 2002, under the editorship of Chris Mitchell, the Australian has come to see itself as judge, jury and would-be executioner of leaders and policies. Is this a dangerous case of power without responsibility? In a series of devastating case studies, Manne examines the paper’s campaigns against the Rudd government and more recently the Greens, its climate change coverage and its ruthless pursuit of its enemies and critics. Manne also considers the standards of the paper and its influence more generally. This brilliant essay is part deep analysis and part vivid portrait of what happens when a newspaper goes rogue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Manne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001091/bk_boli_001091_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
George Pell: leader of the Catholic Church in Australia, confessor to Tony Abbott. David Marr: the nation´s leading biographer and investigative journalist. Cardinal George Pell is the most prominent Catholic leader in Australia at a time when the Church´s handling of sexual abuse is being closely investigated. He is also the confessor of prime-minister-in-waiting Tony Abbott. In Quarterly Essay 51, David Marr investigates the character and actions of George Pell: How does he wield his authority? How did he rise to prominence? How has he handled abuse claims in the past? What is the source of his authority? How deep does his political influence go? This will be a news breaking and definitive portrait of Pell, at a time of maximum tension and scrutiny for both him and the church. Following up the explosive Political Animal, Marr´s essay is certain to be one of the most discussed pieces of writing of the year. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/002067/bk_boli_002067_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Where were you when America elected Barack Obama? Kate Jennings was in New York, eyes wide open, completing her take on an amazing time: ´´the run-up to the election... a time when every day felt like a year and we became slightly crazed from worry but also mesmerised, unable to switch off the cable news stations, obsessively tracking the DOW, VIX, LIBOR spreads, polls in red states. So much at stake.´´ American Revolution is a dazzling and perceptive look at the United States between hope and despair: an election-year kaleidoscope. Jennings describes how and why the US economy fell off a cliff and how an apparently endless run of primaries and an increasingly rancorous campaign culminated in a world-changing victory. She surveys the characters - Obama, Palin, McCain and the Clintons - and conveys the concepts - derivatives, bailouts and moral hazard. This is an essay that shows America in fascinating flux: it is witty and poetic, acute and evocative. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie-Louise Walker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/boli/001186/bk_boli_001186_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This analysis deals with the recognition of the organizational strategy used by News Corp. This essay received all points possible in an undergraduate senior-level class. News Corp is one of the best media companies out in the industry and provides a great example of how making acquisitions can aid a company in growing more rapidly. I hold an associate´s degree in business management and am a senior in the process of obtaining my bachelor´s degree in business management. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Remington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030699/bk_acx0_030699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Introduction. Christopher Preble and Trevor Thrall discuss the Obama Doctrine. Penn Jillette on why he became a libertarian. Neal McCluskey on the problems with the Every Student Succeeds Act. Michael W. Doyle on John Stuart Mill´s 1859 essay ´´A Few Words on Non-intervention´´. Emma Ashford on the failure of sanctions on Russia. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caleb Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/cato/160410/sp_cato_160410_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´A generation-defining collection published posthumously...Her voice is relevant, sharp, fresh, unfiltered and poetic, with a dry wit. You can dive in and out of her questioning and her musings and meanderings. So much promise´ Jenna Coleman, star of Doctor Who and Victoria Marina Keegan´s star was on the rise when she graduated from Yale in May 2012. She had a play that was to be produced at the New York International Fringe Festival and a job waiting for her at the New Yorker. Tragically, five days after graduation, Marina died in a car crash. As her family, friends and classmates, deep in grief, joined to create a memorial service for Marina, her unforgettable last essay for the Yale Daily News, ´The Opposite of Loneliness´, went viral, receiving more than 1.4 million hits. She had struck a chord. Even though she was just 22 when she died, Marina left behind a rich, expansive trove of prose that, like her title essay, captures the hope, uncertainty and possibility of her generation. The Opposite of Loneliness is an assemblage of Marina´s essays and stories that articulates the universal struggle we all face as we work out what we aspire to be and how we can harness our talents to make an impact on the world.
Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as ´´one of our best personal essayists” (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining more than 40 years of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, he brings us this highly anticipated nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction. A phenomenal master class shaped by Lopate’s informative, accessible tone, and immense gift for storytelling, To Show and To Tell listens like a long walk with a favorite professor - refreshing, insightful, and encouraging in often unexpected ways. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Arthur Morey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009565/bk_adbl_009565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Volume One of Stanley Schmidt´s classic tale of the planet in peril! A scientific expedition travels into deep space, and brings back shocking news: The galactic core has exploded - and the Earth is doomed! Includes a new introduction by Ben Bova, editor of the original Analog serials, plus the essay ´´How to Move the Earth´´ by the author. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Backman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007180/bk_adbl_007180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Erick Erickson, ´´arguably the most powerful conservative in America today´´ (The Atlantic), an inspiring book about life´s enduring values, based on a viral essay he wrote for his children after he and his wife both faced grave medical situations. In late 2016, prompted by the news that his wife was battling cancer and his own pulmonary medical scare, Erick Erickson posted a piece to his website, The Resurgent. Styled as a letter to his young children, the piece, titled ´´If I Should Die Before You Wake´´, was a stirring message - and challenge - about how to live a life of purpose and joy. The essay went viral, shared by figures like New York Times columnist and author of The Road to Character David Brooks. Now, in a time when our country needs healing and a reminder of our values more than ever, Erickson has expanded the project, composing a total of 10 letters featuring a wonderful mix of the practical, inspirational, and spiritual. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Erick Erickson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003430/bk_hach_003430_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.