David McKnight


David McKnight is a senior research fellow at the Journalism and Media Research Centre at the University of NSW.

His most recent book is Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Political Power (Allen & Unwin, 2012), published in the UK and US as Murdoch’s Politics. His book on the Cold War in Australia, Australia’s Spies and their Secrets (Allen & Unwin) won the 1994 NSW literary prize for nonfiction.

He is currently working on a co-authored book, Big Coal, on the power of the coal industry and Australia’s status as a major global exporter of coal.


Terrorism and the Cold War

EssayBEFORE THE WAR on terror, there was the Cold War. When the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) was formed in 1949, it was frequently described as Australia’s ‘fourth arm of defence’ after the army, air force and navy. Labor...

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