polemic: a controversial piece of writing that fiercely attacks or defends an idea or opinion

Pocket Polemics is a series of essays on social, cultural and political issues. New titles are added every month or so. Designed and edited to the same high standard as all Ginninderra Press titles, their handy format and low price are designed to appeal to thinking readers who would like to sample a wide range of contemporary ideas without straining their budget.

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All prices are in Australian dollars and include Australian Goods & Services Tax (GST).

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for orders up to $16 - $4.00
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for orders between $56 and $120 - $16.00
for orders over $120 - $24.00

In Adelaide, Pocket Polemics are available from
East Avenue Books, 53 East Avenue, Clarence Park 5034.
A passionate defence of the ABC from an award-winning essayist.
‘a very fine piece of writing’ - Phillip Adams
'It's been a while since I read a 5,000-word essay, seduced as I have been by the tweet, the bonsaied yet ever expanding spaces of social media, the punchy seven-liner, the weekend magazine advertorial, the political spin of doorstop vox pops, the hash-tagged selfie. Ian McFarlane's essay articulates the wonder and power of thinking; and the  power of understanding and reflection. Wide, deep, short sharp sweet, long tall, broad, curvy, bold spaces to hold our thinking...we need them! And it's why we need our Aunty. And why we need our Ian McFarlanes!' - Magella Blinksell
ISSN 2204-3462, 24pp, $4.00

1 / A Bold Concept: the myth of independence / Ian McFarlane

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An award-winning novelist asserts the important place Ulysses has in Irish literature and history, and offers compelling reasons why everyone should read Joyce’s masterpiece.
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2 / James Joyce, Ulysses & Ireland / Rose Helen Mitchell

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A vigorous and timely defence of the welfare state.
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3 / Human Nature & the Welfare State / Adrian Rogers

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The case for voluntary euthanasia, cogently argued.
‘An excellent essay.’ - Phillip Adams
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4 / Undiscover'd Country: Exploring Chosen Death / Debora Campbell

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A passionate plea for the humane treatment of animals - domesticated and wild.
ISSN 2204-3462, 24pp, $4.00

5 / One Planet, a Multitude of Species / Alice Shore

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