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Author Rundle, Guy.

Title The opportunist : John Howard and the triumph of reaction / Guy Rundle
Published Melbourne : Black Inc., 2001


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Description vi, 106 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Series Quarterly essay, 1832-0953 ; QE 3 2001
Quarterly essay ; issue 3
Contents Includes: Appeasing Jakarta : correspondence / Mark Aarons, Frank Brennan, Duncan Campbell, Tony Kevin, James Mackie, Paul Monk, John Birmingham (p. 66-105)
Summary "Guy Rundle comes to grips with John Howard, the prime minister who, on the eve of an election, seems to have turned round his political fortunes by spurning refugees and writing black cheques for America's War on Terrorism. This is an account of John Howard's dominant ideas, his concerted 'dreaming' with its emphasis on unity and national identity that reveals him to be the most reactionary PM we have ever had, the only political leader who would allow ideas like those of One Nation to dominate the mainstream of Australian politics in order to improve his political chances. Rundle puts Howard in the context of the economic liberalism he shares with his colleagues and opponents and the conservative social ideology that sets him apart. It is a complex portrait in a radical mirror which relates John Howard to everything from Menzies' 'forgotten people' to the inadvertent glamour of the government's anti-drug advertising. It is also a plea for right-thinking people of every political persuasion to resist the call to prejudice and reaction."
Notes Includes Appeasing Jakarta : correspondence: p. 66-105
With: Appeasing Jakarta : correspondence
Bibliography Sources: pages 63-65
Subject Howard, John, 1939-
Conservatism -- Australia.
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Timor-Leste.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1990-2001
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1990-
Australia -- Foreign relations -- Indonesia.
Author Aarons, Mark.
ISBN 1863953949 paperback
Other Titles QE3
Appeasing Jakarta : correspondence