Title

Australian Intellectuals: Their Strange History and Pathological Tendencies

RIS ID

77932

Publication Details

Melleuish, G. C. (2013). Australian Intellectuals: Their Strange History and Pathological Tendencies. (1 ed.). Ballan, Victoria: Connor Court.

Abstract

In the wake of the defeat of the Commonwealth Coalition Government headed by John Howard in 2007 arguments emerged that the culture wars that were so significant for Australian public life in recent times were over. For such people, Kevin Rudd represented a new chapter in Australian history, a new synthesis that reconciled the two sides of the dialectic, or so it would appear to some who live in the foggy world of the Left. Of course, it is nonsense to believe that an empirical event like an election can somehow dramatically change the geist of a nation, but it is not unreasonable tcr argue that the policies and actions of a new government would generate new debates and discussions.

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