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The Top Paddock is the online magazine of the Menzies Australia Institute. Leading writers bear witness to society, history, culture, and politics. Insights and perspectives from Australia and around the globe.
Sheila Fitzpatrick writes about being monolingual in suburban Australia.
Rowena Lennox on George Orwell and our cruelty to animals.
An anthropologist reflects on the ground-breaking feminists who inspired her.
The personal becomes political on this historian’s journey.
The Socratic dialogue between Patrick White’s translator and his long-term partner
'Being a witness implies lending our eyes and ears to the lives of others.’
Co-Director of the Menzies Australia Institute