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dc.contributor.authorAtkinson, Alan
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-30T05:10:52Z
dc.date.available2006-08-30T05:10:52Z
dc.date.issued2003-08
dc.identifier.citationAtkinson, Alan 2003. Honour Games. Review of "Man of Honour: John Macarthur – Duellist, Rebel, Founding Father" by Michael Duffy. 'Australian Book Review', No 253, August, 35-36.en
dc.identifier.issn0155-2864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/1166
dc.description.abstractAs I read this book, serious questions were being asked about the honour of three governments: the British, the US and our own. Did they all lie so as to justify war against Iraq? Honour still matters, even at a time when the word is not used as often as it once was. Michael Duffy’s book about John Macarthur, one of the best-known inhabitants of colonial Australia, constructs him as a ‘man of honour’. Duffy makes Macarthur a very large figure, ‘the most important person among [Australia’s] founders’, especially because he was a wool pioneer and leading trader. And yet, it’s doubtful whether the man himself would have understood the very twentieth-century tension between free enterprise and government power. Macarthur believed that imaginative government underpinned imaginative enterprise. Also, for him, rich men were, in important ways, part of government. These aren’t points that come out much in Duffy’s book, partly because he has little to say about his subject as a thinking man. That’s a pity because, for Macarthur, the uses of authority were matters of honour.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAustralia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoriaen
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAustralian Book Reviewen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo 253en
dc.subjectAustralianen
dc.subjectBook Reviewsen
dc.subjectPublishingen
dc.subject.otherAustralian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australia and New Zealanden
dc.titleHonour Games. "Man of Honour: John Macarthur – Duellist, Rebel, Founding Father" by Michael Duffy.[review]en
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