The Rise of the Radical Right

The Responsibilities We Hold For the Future

David McKnight + David Neiwert (US)

The Edge, State Library of Queensland

Philosophy / Politics



#About the event


David McKnight

David McKnight

David McKnight is an Honorary Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales.  He is the author of a number of books in the fields of politics, media and history. They include a book on the global media giant, Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Political Power (published in the UK as Murdoch’s Politics) as well as Big Coal (co-author) and Beyond Right and Left which discusses renewal of the progressive vision.

He has also written on political surveillance during the cold war in Australia’s Spies and their Secrets and on Soviet intelligence in Espionage and the Roots of the Cold War.

David Neiwert (US)

David Neiwert (US)

David Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle, Washington, and the Pacific Northwest correspondent for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is the author of several books, most recently Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.


James Taylor Carson

Prof. James Taylor Carson is head of the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University. Prior to his arrival in Brisbane, he taught and wrote about first peoples’ histories in North America at Queen’s University in Canada. His most recent book, The Columbian Covenant (2015), explores the cultural consequences of historians’ commitment to reproducing race in academic writing, and he, when not running the School, is currently finishing a novel manuscript on the American Civil War, an essay on the relationship between Nature and the Anthropocene and an article on the colonial commitments that constitute the modern Australian state.

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