Quarterly Essay Release Date

Robert Manne in conversation with David Marr

Wednesday 21 March, 12:30pm

State Library of NSW, Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW


Sydney Writers’ Festival presents Benjamin Law in conversation with David Marr.

Wednesday 13 September, 7:00pm

Seymour Centre, York Theatre Corner of City Road and Cleveland Street Chippendale


MWF: Rise of the Right Wing

Saturday 02 September, 2:30pm

Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC


Insiders Live at Sydney Writers' Festival

Wednesday 24 May, 7:30pm

Roslyn Packer Theatre 22 Hickson Road Walsh Bay


David Marr on The White Queen

Monday 22 May, 6:30pm

My Bookshop, 430 Toorak Road, 
Toorak VIC 3142


David Marr author talk

Wednesday 10 May, 6:30pm

Centennial Winery, 252 Centennial Rd, Bowral


In conversation with David Marr

Wednesday 12 April, 6:15pm

University Club of Western Australia – Auditorium Cnr Stirling Hwy and Hackett Drive Crawley WA 6009


Event: David Marr on politics and prejudice

Thursday 06 April, 6:00pm

The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone St, West End QLD 4101


David Marr author talk

Tuesday 04 April, 6:00pm

Institute of Architects


America is fading, and China will soon be the dominant power in our region. What does this mean for Australia’s future?

In this controversial and urgent essay, Hugh White shows that the contest between America and China is classic power politics of the harshest kind. He argues that we are heading for an unprecedented future, one without an English-speaking great and powerful friend to keep us secure and protect our interests.

White sketches what the new Asia will look like, and how China could use its power. He also examines what has happened to the United States globally, under both Barack Obama and Donald Trump – a series of setbacks which Trump’s bluster on North Korea cannot disguise.

White notes that we have got into the habit of seeing the world through Washington’s eyes, and argues that unless this changes, we will fail to navigate the biggest shift in Australia’s international circumstances since European settlement. The signs of failure are already clear, as we risk sliding straight from complacency to panic.

“For almost a decade now, the world’s two most powerful countries have been competing. America has been trying to remain East Asia’s primary power, and China has been trying to replace it. How the contest will proceed – whether peacefully or violently, quickly or slowly – is still uncertain, but the most likely outcome is now becoming clear. America will lose, and China will win.” —Hugh White, Without America

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