David McKnight is an associate professor at the University of New South Wales where he researches media, politics and history. His current book is Populism Now! The case for progressive populism. He is the co-author of Big Coal: Australia’s Dirtiest Habit, and was the author of Rupert Murdoch: An Investigation of Political Power, as well as Beyond Right and Left: New Politics and the Culture War, which won the Henry Mayer Book Prize. He co-edited Goodbye to All That? with Robert Manne. His book on the cold war, Australia's Spies and Their Secrets, won the Premier's Prize for non-fiction in 1994.