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Title: Dog Whistle Politics. "What's Wrong With the Liberal Party?" by Greg Barns. [review]
Authors: Blewett, Neal
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
Pauline Hanson
Neal Blewett
asylum seekers
John Howard
Australian Labor Party
Robert Menzies
Faust
Malcolm Fraser
Liberalism
H.V. Evatt
Tim Fischer
National Party
Paul Keating
Bob Hawke
racism
xenophobia
anti-elitism
Bringing Them Home
reconciliation
One Nation
children overboard
Philip Ruddock
Coalition
Laurie Oakes
anti-terrorism
anti-communism
Peter Costello
Tony Abbott
Issue Date: Dec-2004
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Barns, Greg 2003. Dog Whistle Politics. Review of "What's Wrong With the Liberal Party?" by Greg Barns. 'Australian Book Review', No 257, December, 17-18.
Series/Report no.: No 257
Abstract: It is a measure of his courage that Barns ventures so many predictions about the future course of Liberal politics; it is also a measure of his understanding and sophistication that these cautious predictions are worthy of serious debate. If his analyses, along with his decision to join the Australian Democrats, reflect a despair about the future of liberalism within the Liberal Party, they may yet stimulate that depressed and depressing liberal wing to renew its struggle for the mastery of the party. Yet such a scenario is unlikely until electoral defeat opens up the Liberal Party to new possibilities.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/699
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 257 - December, 2003 / January, 2004

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