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Latham's World : the new politics of the outsiders / Margaret Simons. (2004)

Authors: Simons, Margaret, 1960-, Simons, Margaret, 1960-. Acknowledging difference: public intellectuals and Aboriginal Australia.
Publisher:Melbourne, Vic. : Black Inc.,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 62 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 56 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Also Titled:
  • Quarterly essay. Issue 15
  • Acknowledging difference: public intellectuals and Aboriginal Australia.
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Author:
  • Simons, Margaret, 1960-
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • online resource
Physical Description:
  • 150 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1 online resource (150 pages)
Series:
  • Quarterly essay ; issue 15
  • Quarterly essay ; issue 15
  • Quarterly essay ; issue 15.
  • Quarterly essay ; issue 15.
  • Quarterly essay ; QE 15 2004
  • Quarterly essay ; QE 15 2004
Summary:
  • "In the third Quarterly Essay of 2004, Margaret Simons takes a long hard look at Mark Latham, the self-proclaimed 'club buster' and the man who would be Prime Minister. Few doubt Latham's intelligence and ambition, but what will this amount to in government? Simons argues that if Labor is elected, it will not be "business as usual". Rather we can expect a reformist government in the spirit - if not the leter - of Latham's political tutor, Gough Whitlam. It is also likely to be a government that has little time for the totemic issues of the Labor elites. This is an essay that takes the political pulse of the nation - it is clear-eyed, probing, anchored in observation and an original analysis of the political state of play. It ventures into the murky world of Liverpool Council, where Latham made enemies and ran the show. It reserves harsh words for those in the media who have ignored Latham's ideas and community campaigning in favour of rumour-mongering. Above all, it reveals Latham as a conviction politician and an acute thinker, with a prescient understanding of how the urban fringe now drives the politics of the nation."
Contents:
  • Latham's world : the new politics of the outsiders /​ Margaret Simons
  • QE lecture : Acknowledging difference : public intellectuals and Aboriginal Australia /​ Inga Clendinnen
  • Correspondence /​ Anthony Bubalo, Paul McGeough, Les Murray.
  • More...
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Notes:
  • Cover title.
  • "Special: Inga Clendinnen's 2004 QE Lecture" -- cover.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Other Form:
  • Print version Simons, Margaret, 1960- Latham's world 1863951970
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 1863951970 (pbk.)
  • 9781921825149 (electronic bk.)
  • 1921825146 (electronic bk.)
Dewey Number:
  • 324.29407
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 26299623
  • 26299623
  • 56315658
  • 56315658
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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