Robert Manne is an Emeritus Professor of Politics and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow at La Trobe University. He is the author or editor of twenty-seven books, including The Petrov Affair; The Culture of Forgetting; In Denial; Left, Right, Left; Making Trouble; The Mind of the Islamic State; and most recently On Borrowed Time. Manne was editor of Quadrant between 1990 and 1997 and has been chair of the boards of both The Australian Book Review and The Monthly. He has been a regular public affairs columnist for several Australian newspapers and magazines since 1987 and a frequent commentator on ABC radio and television. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.