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Julian Assange on a balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London (Image: AAP/Lloyd Jones)

The botched extortion scheme that forced the UK's hand on Assange

Read an extract from the updated edition of The Most Dangerous Man in the World, Andrew Fowler's definitive book about Julian Assange.

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Nine anti-racist books you need to read

Wondering how to better educate yourself on the lives of POC? Look no further.

Author and journalist Jess Hill speaking in 2017 (Image: AAP/Paul Miller)

Silence be damned: book for these troubled times takes out top prize

2020 Stella Prize winner See What You Made Me Do, an examination of domestic violence, is a fitting book for Australia's unprecedented crisis.

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Why Shorten really lost: four new things to learn about last year's election

Party Animals retells the lead-up to Labor's historic loss at last year's election. Crikey looks at the biggest revelations.

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Thought you'd heard all the weirdest Trumpisms? A new book reveals some shockers.

Even for veteran and desensitised Trump watchers, the anecdotes presented in A Very Stable Genius will set the teeth on edge.

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Lies, murder and the Coniston massacre

In 1928, the murder of Fred Brooks triggered a series of events that led to a brutal – and officially sanctioned – massacre of Indigenous Australians.

The importance of hearing what She Said

Crikey speaks to journalist and author Jodi Kantor, who helped break the Harvey Weinstein accusations, about what has changed since the beginning of the Me Too movement.

Triggered: contradictions and resentment collide in Donald Trump Jr's new book

In Donald Trump Jr's Triggered: How the Left thrives on hate and wants to silence us, we see the depressingly plausible prospect of a second Trump in the White House.

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Why are we so afraid of shark attacks?

A shark attack might be a one in 11.5 million occurrence, but fearing such a thing doesn’t make us irrational, it makes us human.

Journalist and tabloid producer Dylan Howard (Image: Facebook)

The tabloid giant trying to kill Ronan Farrow's new Me Too book

Dylan Howard has threatened defamation action, and Amazon are running scared. It's an interesting move from someone who's made a career trashing other people's reputations.