Australian Left Review

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Threats to Democracy


Allan Ashbolt


Since we are supposed, in this session, to be discussing the consequences of November 11 last, let me suggest for a start that at least one of the consequences has been very beneficial indeed. For almost the first time in recent Australian history it has become possible, in ordinary discourse, to speak of the ruling class without being accused of polemical extravagance, cheap rhetorical trickery or vulgar marxism.