Robert Manne "is Professor of Politics at La Trobe University. Over three decades, he has contributed to debate in Australia through his books, essays, and newspaper articles on culture, politics and international relations.
"Robert has published fifteen books, including The Petrov Affair, which won the Washington Intelligence Study Center Prize in 1987; The Culture of Forgetting: Helen Demidenko and the Holocaust; and In Denial: The Stolen Generations and the Right.. His most recent publications are Whitewash (ed.), The Howard Years (ed.), Sending them home: refugees and the new politics of indifference, Left Right Left, and Do Not Disturb: Is the Media Failing Australia?
"Between 1990 and 1997 Robert Manne was the editor of Quadrant. He was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Social Sciences in 1999, and in 2001 was a joint winner of the first Alfred Deakin Prize. In 1998/9 he served on the Australian Citizenship Council and is presently Chair of the editorial board of The Monthly magazine."