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‘Political cartoons provide a kind of relief that makes the democratic process bearable. But, at their most effective, they are capable of great and penetrating insight. The liberating burst of laughter they provoke strips away the decrepit language of political spin and confronts us with a little moment of truth. As such, they are a kind of ephemeral icon, curling and yellowing on fridges and noticeboards where, I like to think, they give expression to our better impulses, our better selves.’

Based on the bestselling annual Best Australian Political Cartoons series, Dirt Files features over 400 of the finest political cartoons to have appeared in Australia from 2003 to 2012, and provides a vivid collective account of a particularly fractious decade.

Dirt Files doesn’t just focus on the Canberra soap opera. It also interprets the key political moments and themes that have played out over the past ten years — such as war, globalisation, climate change, the rise of China and changes in the economy, the history wars and the apology to Aborigines, and the treatment of asylum-seekers — and provides a reflection on Australian identity.

Containing many cartoons that have never been published in BAPC, and others that are produced in colour here for the first time, Dirt Files is a collection like no other. Brilliantly witty, and always insightful, it is essential reading for every Australian.

Other Cartoons:

The Best of Britain's Political Cartoons 2014

The Best of Britain's Political Cartoons 2014

Tim Benson

ISBN: 9781922247643
RRP: $29.99
Pub date: November 2014
Category: Cartoons
Best Australian Political Cartoons 2013

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2013

Russ Radcliffe

ISBN: 9781922070722
RRP: $29.95
Pub date: November 2013
Category: Cartoons
Best Australian Political Cartoons 2012

Best Australian Political Cartoons 2012

Russ Radcliffe

ISBN: 9781922070104
RRP: $29.95
Pub date: November 2012
Category: Politics
UnAustralian of the Year

UnAustralian of the Year: words and pictures by Bill Leak

Bill Leak

ISBN: 9781921844850
RRP: $29.95
Pub date: July 2012
Category: Memoir/Politics

Other Politics:

The Best of Britain's Political Cartoons 2014

The Best of Britain's Political Cartoons 2014

Tim Benson

ISBN: 9781922247643
RRP: $29.99
Pub date: November 2014
Category: Cartoons
Dick Hamer

Dick Hamer: the liberal Liberal

Tim Colebatch

ISBN: 9781925106138
RRP: $59.99
Pub date: October 2014
Category: Biography
Confessions of a People-Smuggler

Confessions of a People-Smuggler

Dawood Amiri

ISBN: 9781925106091
RRP: $24.99
Pub date: September 2014
Category: Biography
The Divide

The Divide: American injustice in the age of the wealth gap

Matt Taibbi

ISBN: 9781922070968
RRP: $32.99
Pub date: May 2014
Category: Business