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Dog Whistle Politics. "What's Wrong With the Liberal Party?" by Greg Barns. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2004-12)
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 ...
A Reflective Rarity in the Bearpit. "Thoughtlines: Reflections of a Public Man", by Bob Carr. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2002-08)
"Thoughtlines" is a pot-pourri, with some of the characteristics of the curate’s egg. There are speeches — in and out of parliament — book reviews, newspaper articles and extracts from his political diaries. There are even ...
Free Cabs and Lost Zions. "Goodbye Babylon: Further Journeys in Time and Politics" by Bob Ellis. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2002-12)
Bob Ellis is the quintessential Labor groupie, and "Goodbye Babylon" the latest instalment in the saga of his love affair with the ALP, which began with "The Things We Did Last Summer", a slim and evocative volume, published ...
A Grand Disrobing. "Bob Carr: The Reluctant Leader" by Marilyn Dodkin. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2003-08)
Over the past few years, Bob Carr has been tweaking the veils that shroud his inner self. In essays, speeches and book reviews, he has teased and titillated us with glimpses of his diary and extracts from his unpublished ...
Tabs On Howard. "The Howard Years" by Robert Manne (ed) [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2004-03)
No single individual has provided so comprehensive a challenge to Howard and his ideological claque in the culture wars now raging in this nation. Manne was early to denounce Howard; now he has edited this selection of ...
Keating the Fascinator. "Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: A Portrait of Paul Keating PM", by Don Watson. [review]
(Australian Book Review, 2002-06)
What is it about Paul Keating that so fascinated his retainers? Six years ago, John Edwards wrote a massive biography-cum-memoir taking Keating’s story to 1993. Now Don Watson has produced an even heftier tome. Narrower ...