ItemBook review: The Times Will Suit Them: Postmodern Conservatism in Australia, by Geoff Boucher and Matthew Sharpe(Flinders University, 2008) Leaver, RichardBook Review: The Times Will Suit Them: Postmodern Conservatism in Australia by Geoff Boucher and Matthew Sharpe Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin, 2008, 256 pp. ItemBook Review: Spinning the Dream: Assimilation in Australia 1950-1970 by Anna Haebich(Flinders University, 2008) Agutter, Karen Maree ItemBook review: Political Tourists: Travellers from Australia to the Soviet Union in the 1920s-1940s, edited by Sheila Fitzpatrick & Carolyn Rasmussen(Flinders University, 2008) Smith, Evan ButlerBook Review: Political Tourists: Travellers from Australia to the Soviet Union in the 1920s-1940s edited by Sheila Fitzpatrick & Carolyn Rasmussen Melbourne: MUP, 2008, 312 pp. ItemBook review: Strategic Asia 2007-08: Domestic Political Change and Grand Strategy edited by Ashley L. Tellis and Michael Wills(Flinders University, 2008) Manicom, JamesBook Review: Strategic Asia 2007-08: Domestic Political Change and Grand Strategy edited by Ashley L. Tellis and Michael Wills The seventh edition of the Strategic Asia series continues the tradition of providing insightful, accessible and policy-relevant analysis for students of international relations. The focus on the internal drivers of strategic change is a welcome addition to the series, which in the past has focused on Asian military modernisation, economic development and the region’s response to America’s global war on terror. The contributions are from a collection of leading area specialists. In addition to five chapters on regional great powers, China, Japan, the Koreas, Russia and India, the book boasts three addition chapters on regional developments in South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia. The book concludes with three chapters on topical issues of concern to the US, if not regional states as well; the Iranian nuclear issue, multilateral security efforts and environmental security issues. ItemBook review: Destination Australia by Eric Richards(Flinders University, 2008) Finnimore, ChristineBook Review: Destination Australia by Eric Richards Sydney: UNSW Press, 2008, 431pp. ItemA Thawing in the Cold War? Examining Nikita Khrushchev’s Visit to the USA, 15-27 September 1959(Flinders University, 2008) Papuc ItemEurope’s Aggregation of Power: The Need and Desire to Influence International Politics(Flinders University, 2008) Jardine, Eric Item'A National Nuisance': The Banning of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Australia in 1941(Flinders University, 2008) Persian, JayneIn 1941, during the Second World War, the Menzies government banned Jehovah’s Witnesses, giving them the distinction of being the only Christian religious body to be banned in Australia during the twentieth century. Unlike the banning of the Communist Party of Australia in 1940 and similar security strictures, the banning of Jehovah’s Witnesses has been a little-explored footnote in Australia’s political history. This article will redress that situation, based primarily on files from the Attorney-General’s Department, and will argue that the banning of the Witnesses had as much to do with personal politics and a cavalier attitude to fundamental legal principles of religious freedom as with broader issues of national security. ItemLetters to the Editor(Flinders University, 2008) Gollop, LeighThe article by Jordan Bastoni "The South Australian Constitution: Why did it fail" on page 60, in volume 24 of FJHP, inadvertently I trust, gives the impression that I think the constitutional reform is "above the heads" of many people of South Australia. My views on this issue are completely the opposite, as Googling "Leigh Gollop" on the internet and reading any of my relevant conference papers and articles will confirm. The whole raison d'être of the project on which I am working - a People's Senate - to replace the existing Senate and state upper houses and for other purposes is to allow ordinary people to make decisions such as this, which would be binding on [t]he government.