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By Guy Rundle

ISBN-10: 1742738176

ISBN-13: 9781742738178

There is a necessity now and then, to take inventory of the place now we have been and the place we're now, and beauty where all of it went wrong ...

From Rinehart to Bob Brown, Abbott to the Rainbow Serpent ... our once-great land has had its justifiable share of nitwits. Come on a trawl via all of them, with man Rundle (and Dexter Rightwad), at the bin evening Australia needed to have.

Guy Rundle is a author, editor, manufacturer and journalist, inter alia. A widespread contributor to the Age, Sydney Morning bring in and all media – other than the 70 according to cent owned by way of the Murdochs, at time of writing – he used to be a co-editor of enviornment journal for a few years. at the level he wrote 4 exhibits for optimum Gillies: membership Republic, Your Dreaming...

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Perhaps that is a measure of our relationship to him, the man who made us. We would not be who we are had James Cook not been who he was – the greatest of captains and explorers, tenacious and practical, a leader without arrogance, a man on whom the modern world pivots. Today, the term ‘discovery’ is frowned upon – the Aborigines knew they were here, after all. But discovery it was, in a more primordial sense of the term: dis-covery, uncovering, revealing to everyone their relationship to each other upon the earth.

Every national leader faces a choice – they can challenge their people to be more than they are, to strive to be better, more-rounded, confident without being prideful, self-critical without being self-lacerating. John Howard was never willing to take on that burden. He was the Winston who never took on a real war, the man who heard what he wanted to hear. But in the end Australia continued pretty much as it would be – cheerfully multicultural, hedonistic, a little empty-headed, but with a saving scepticism for most things.

It’s rumoured that in the 1800s a Liverpool mob, greeting a French ship towed into harbour on which all hands had died, encountered the last living being coming down the gangway – a monkey, dressed as a mascot in the navy’s uniform. The enraged Merseysiders, having finally encountered these French people of whom they had heard much, promptly knotted a noose, and lynched it, the town ever after acquiring the nickname ‘monkeyhangers’. That was not a mistake a sailor would make. By the time they were twenty, an experienced tar would have encountered a whole range of peoples with different skins, different mores and different views of the world, and while most would see that through the prism of British tourists down the ages – ‘Valerie!

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