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Greg Melleuish

Greg Melleuish is Associate Professor in the School of History and Politics at the University of Wollongong.

Publications by Author

  1. FEATURE: Teaching Australian History

    Greg Melleuish | 29 Nov 2013 | POLICY Magazine

    The National History Curriculum is a dog’s breakfast.

  2. FEATURE: Is Machiavelli or Tacitus more Relevant for Contemporary Politics?

    Greg Melleuish | 25 Feb 2013 | POLICY Magazine

    Tacitus rather than Machiavelli may be more relevant to an age of Democratic Caesarism.

  3. FEATURE: Europe, Rome and Empire: Individualism, Social Solidarity and Decline

    Greg Melleuish | 18 Apr 2012 | POLICY Magazine

    Is Europe following in the footsteps of ancient Rome?

  4. REVIEW ESSAY: The Ideas of Politicians

    Greg Melleuish | 14 Dec 2010 | POLICY Magazine

    What Were They Thinking? The Politics of Ideas in Australia By James Walter with Tod Moore (UNSW Press, 2010.)

  5. FEATURE: Understanding Australian Conservatism

    Greg Melleuish | 04 Jun 2009 | POLICY Magazine

    Modern Australian conservatism reworks old conservative themes.

  6. FEATURE: Politics and the University

    Greg Melleuish | 12 Dec 2008 | POLICY Magazine

    Claims of academics bias raise deeper questions about the nature of universities.

  7. BOOK REVIEW: Giblin's Platoon: The Trials and Triumph of the Economist in Australian Public Life

    Greg Melleuish | 23 Apr 2007 | POLICY Magazine

    Giblin's Platoon: The Trials and Triumph of The Economist In Australian Public Life by William Coleman, Selwyn Cornish and... Read More...

  8. FEATURE: The History of Liberty in Australia

    Greg Melleuish | 03 Mar 2007 | POLICY Magazine

    Australians have preferred a protective form of liberty.

  9. BOOK REVIEW: The End of Commitment: Intellectuals, Revolutionaries and Political Morality in the Twentieth Century

    Greg Melleuish | 12 Dec 2006 | POLICY Magazine

    The End of Commitment: Revolutionaries, and Political Morality in the Twentieth Century by Paul Hollander (Ivan R Dee, 2006).

  10. FEATURE: Anti-Americanism Past and Present

    Greg Melleuish | 03 Mar 2006 | POLICY Magazine

    The recent upsurge in anti-Americanism has a long history.

  11. FEATURE: Globalised Religions For A Globalised World

    Greg Melleuish | 09 Sep 2005 | POLICY Magazine

    This is a time of great religious vitality for Christianity and Islam.

  12. BOOK REVIEW: Well May We Say: The Speeches That Made Australia

    Greg Melleuish | 03 Mar 2005 | POLICY Magazine

    Well May We Say: The Speeches That Made Australia by Sally Warhaft (Black Inc, 2004).

  13. BOOK REVIEW: The Power of Speech: Australian Prime Ministers Defining The National Image

    Greg Melleuish | 09 Sep 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    The Power of Speech: Australian Prime Ministers Defining the National Image by James Curran (Melbourne University Press,... Read More...

  14. COMMENT: A Broad But Not Infinite Church

    Greg Melleuish, Imre Salusinszky | 06 Jun 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    The meanings of liberalism.

  15. BOOK REVIEW: The Howard Years

    Greg Melleuish | 06 Jun 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    The Howard Years edited by Robert Manne (Black Inc. Agenda, 2004.)

  16. BOOK REVIEW: The History Wars

    Greg Melleuish | 12 Dec 2003 | POLICY Magazine

    The History Wars by Stuart Macintyre and Anna Clark (Melbourne University Press, 2003.)

  17. REVIEW: The Enlightenment and the Origins of European Australia

    Greg Melleuish | 12 Dec 2002 | POLICY Magazine

    The Enlightenment and the Origins of European Australia by John Gascoigne (Cambridge University Press, 2002.)

  18. BOOK REVIEW: The Opportunist: John Howard and the Triumph of Reaction

    Greg Melleuish | 03 Mar 2002 | POLICY Magazine

    The Opportunist: John Howard and the Triumph of Reaction by Guy Rundle (Quarterly Essay, Black Inc., Melbourne, 2001.)

  19. COMMENT: The Liberal Pedigree in Australia

    Greg Melleuish | 12 Dec 2000 | POLICY Magazine

    Australia's so-called liberals have historically accepted a large degree of government intervention while proclaiming the... Read More...

  20. BOOK REVIEW: National and Permanent?

    Greg Melleuish | 06 Jun 2000 | POLICY Magazine

    National and Permanent? The Federal Organisation of the Liberal Party of Australia 1944-1965 By Ian Hancock (Melbourne University... Read More...

  21. A Short History of Australian Liberalism

    Greg Melleuish | 16 Mar 2000 | Occasional Papers

    This study was written in response to what I see as the misleading nature of the studies of Australian liberalism that have... Read More...

  22. REVIEW ARTICLE: Globalisation: 'Politics' versus 'Economics'

    Greg Melleuish | 03 Mar 1999 | POLICY Magazine

    Global Nation? Australia and the Politics of Globalisation by John Wiseman (Cambridge University Press, 1998.) Globalisation,... Read More...

  23. FEATURE: The New Populism in Australia

    Greg Melleuish | 12 Dec 1997 | POLICY Magazine

    Since the 1970s, Australians have been living through an age of uncertainty or, perhaps more positively, an age of redefinition.

  24. BOOK REVIEW: The Captive Republic: A History of Republicanism in Australia 1788-1996

    Greg Melleuish | 12 Dec 1996 | POLICY Magazine

    The Captive Republic: A History of Republicanism in Australia 1788-1996 by Mary McKenna (Cambridge University Press, 1996.)

  25. BOOK REVIEW: Tunnel Vison: The Failure of Political Imagination

    Greg Melleuish | 09 Sep 1996 | POLICY Magazine

    Tunnel Vision: The Failure of Political Imagination by James Walter (Allen & Unwin, 1996.)

  26. BOOK REVIEW: The Right Road: A History of Right-Wing Politics in Australia

    Greg Melleuish | 06 Jun 1995 | POLICY Magazine

    The Right Road: A History of Right-Wing Politics in Australia by Andrew Moore (Oxford University Press, 1995.)

  27. BOOK REVIEW: Black Suffering, White Guilt

    Greg Melleuish | 12 Dec 1993 | POLICY Magazine

    Black Suffering, White Guilt? by Ron Brunton (Institute of Public Affairs, 1993.)

Opinion & Commentary by Author

  1. Students should seize the day, not the decade

    Greg Melleuish | 14 Jan 2013 | The Australian

    No real thought is given to the consequences of keeping young people in education for an extended period of time.

  2. Learning how West was won

    Greg Melleuish | 19 Jun 2012 | The Australian

    A MAJOR feature of the new national school curriculum is the elevation of history to a core area every student must study.... Read More

  3. Finkelstein would take us back before 1695

    Greg Melleuish | 16 Mar 2012 | The Australian

    The beginnings of freedom of the press can be traced back to the lapsing of the Licensing Act in England in 1695. This meant... Read More

  4. The Paradox of Australian Liberalism

    Greg Melleuish | 22 Jan 2001 | The Australian Financial Review

    In colonial Australia the majority of people called themselves liberals and saw liberalism as the means of attaining political... Read More

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