Salvatore Babones is Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney.
Named one of 2018's Best Books on Politics by the Wall Street Journal Babones' relentless critique of the liberal expert class brilliantly exposes their contempt for ordinary people. A crucial contribution to our understanding of how contemporary liberalism is increasingly illiberal and undemocratic. Adrian Pabst, co-author of The Politics of Virtue: Post-liberalism and the Human Future An overdue and rational corrective about populism and authoritarianism. The Australian Brilliantly insightful and always fair-minded, The New Authoritarianism is a compelling insider's account of how the liberal-minded became close-minded. Quadrant This is a superb book. Anyone interested in politics must read it; it is one of those rare tracts which is constantly rewarding. Spectator Australia