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Festival Program

City Program

The Fifth Estate: Our Exceptional Friend

Sat 11 Sep, 12pm
State Library Victoria, Conversation Quarter

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.

In partnership with the Wheeler Centre

Duration

1 hour

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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 Dr Chloe Ward.

Sally Warhaft is host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, and The Leap Year, a podcast about Australians' lives in the 2020 lockdown. She is a former editor of The Monthly magazine and the author of Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

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