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Our Exceptional Friend

Melbourne Writers Festival has cancelled all its live events including Our Exceptional Friend following the extension of Melbourne’s current lockdown.

Ticket bookers will be contacted directly by the Festival.


Does Australia really have no option but to side with the United States at the expense of our relationship with China? In a special edition of the long-running series The Fifth Estate, historian and Our Exceptional Friend author Emma Shortis speaks with host Sally Warhaft about whose interests our relationship with the US really serves, and why we don’t have to make a binary choice between subservience to an increasingly broken democracy and abandoning a long-standing alliance.

Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival


Read more about MWF’s live events Covid plan here.

Featuring

Emma Shortis

Emma Shortis is the author of Our Exceptional Friend: Australia’s Fatal Alliance with the United States. Emma is a historian who is passionate about how history might help us think about building a different future. She also co-hosts a history and politics podcast, Barely Gettin’ By, with ... Read more

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more

Location

Hansen Hall and Conversation Quarter, State Library Victoria

328 Swanston Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000

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