Provocateur

Provocateur: A Life of Ideas in Action

Clive Hamilton has spent a life asking why. In his unique memoir, Provocateur, he shows us why questioning the status quo matters, how powerful arguments can change the country, and how the life of ideas in action actually works.

Clive Hamilton has spent a life asking why. In his unique memoir, Provocateur, he shows us why questioning the status quo matters, how powerful arguments can change the country, and how the life of ideas in action actually works. From why climate change matters to how we understand ourselves as Australians and the dangers to us.

Hidden Hand

Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World

Written with German sinologist Mareike Ohlberg and published around the world in 2020, Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World, argues that the CCP is determined to mould the world in its own image.

Written with German sinologist Mareike Ohlberg and published around the world in 2020, Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World, argues that the CCP is determined to mould the world in its own image.

Written with German sinologist Mareike Ohlberg and published around the world in 2020, Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World, argues that the CCP is determined to mould the world in its own image. The Party is hostile to democracy, press freedom, an independent judiciary, religious freedom and universal human rights and is actively promoting its authoritarian political system as superior to liberal democracy.

Silent Invasion

Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia

Clive’s controversial 2018 book, Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia, almost went unpublished after three publishers pulled out citing fears of reprisals from Beijing. His warning that the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in a systematic campaign to exert...

Clive’s controversial 2018 book, Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia, almost went unpublished after three publishers pulled out citing fears of reprisals from Beijing. His warning that the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in a systematic campaign to exert political influence in Australia seemed vindicated before the book appeared.

Clive’s controversial 2018 book, Silent Invasion: China’s Influence in Australia, almost went unpublished after three publishers pulled out citing fears of reprisals from Beijing. His warning that the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in a systematic campaign to exert political influence in Australia seemed vindicated before the book appeared. Published in February, Silent Invasion quickly became a best-seller and is being read in countries around the world that face a similar threat from a rising China under an increasingly authoritarian state.

Defiant Earth

Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene

Humans have become so powerful that we have disrupted the functioning of the Earth, bringing on a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. The stable environmental conditions that allowed civilisation to flourish are disappearing.

Humans have become so powerful that we have disrupted the functioning of the Earth, bringing on a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. The stable environmental conditions that allowed civilisation to flourish are disappearing. What does it mean to have arrived at this point, where human history and Earth history collide?

Humans have become so powerful that we have disrupted the functioning of the Earth, bringing on a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. The stable environmental conditions that allowed civilisation to flourish are disappearing. What does it mean to have arrived at this point, where human history and Earth history collide? Clive Hamilton argues we need to rethink everything.

What do we want

What Do We Want? The Story of Protest in Australia

Over the decades, protestors have been instrumental in driving the great social movements that have defined life in modern Australia. Yet our colourful history of protest has never been told. What Do We Want? The Story of Protest in Australia chronicles for the first time the protest movements that confronted the ugliness in Australian society and caused revolutionary shifts in social attitudes.

Over the decades, protestors have been instrumental in driving the great social movements that have defined life in modern Australia. Yet our colourful history of protest has never been told. What Do We Want? The Story of Protest in Australia chronicles for the first time the protest movements that confronted the ugliness in Australian society and caused revolutionary shifts in social attitudes.

Over the decades, protestors have been instrumental in driving the great social movements that have defined life in modern Australia. Yet our colourful history of protest has never been told. What Do We Want? The Story of Protest in Australia chronicles for the first time the protest movements that confronted the ugliness in Australian society and caused revolutionary shifts in social attitudes.

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Wake up, lefties, and reject wokeness

Clive Hamilton It’s time the left pushed back against woke. Afraid of being branded a racist, misogynist or transphobe, the left has been browbeaten into silence by woke activists, even though the left enabled the modern movements for black rights, gay rights and feminism. Left politics are about capitalism’s structural...

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