Counterinsurgency expert and military strategist Dr David Kilcullen delivered The Centre for Independent Studies’ 2014 John Bonython Lecture with a crucial and fascinating exploration of recurring Occidentalism, why Western values are anathema to Islamists, and why we must take decisive action now to counter the Jihadist ideology that is spreading around the world.
Fatal Shore or Land of Opportunity? Justice Michael Pembroke, Andrew Tink, Introduction by David Hunt
This volume brings together two presentations and the introductions from an event hosted by the Centre for Independent Studies and exploring the frames of reference from which to view the colonisation of Australia by the First Fleet.
An Ounce of Prevention? Helen Andrews
Prevention health programs are designed to catch costly health problems before they arise or when they are less advanced and easier to treat. However, many preventive programs fail to produce long-term savings or even long-term improvements in public health. How can policymakers and voters predict in advance whether a preventive health measure will be effective – or cost-effective?