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Author Marr, David.

Title Panic / David Marr
Published Collingwood, Vic. : Black, Inc., 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.07 Mar/Pti  AVAILABLE
Description 262 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Contents 1. Fear itself. Panic, power and politics in a happy nation. October 2011 -- 2. Beyond the pale with Pauline. One Nation hits the road. May, 1997 -- 3. Primal fear. Race, politics and respectable Australians. May 1997 -- 4. Picture from Wik. Waging war on Native Title. December 1997 -- 5. The faithful gather. John Howard decides who comes to this country. October 2001 -- 6. On the nose. Letting the drug dogs loose. December 2001 -- 7. The shape of the argument. The scary agenda of the Left. September 2004 -- 8. Saving the nation. Al-Kateb condemned to everlasting detention. October 2004 -- 9. The hero of Cronulla. Alan Jones and the business of race riot. December 2006 -- 10. Pick and stick. Defending the hero broadcaster. December 2006 -- 11. A dawn sweep through Sydney. Demonstrators today, terrorists tomorrow. March 2007 --
12. Cowboys and Indians. The needless ordeal of Mohamed Haneef. July 2007 -- 13. Scenes from a city under siege. Sydney battens down for APEC. September 2007. 14. Home free. Al-Kateb gets his papers. October 2007 -- 15. Trust me. The great American mistake of 1791. April 2008 -- 16. Naked as the day. Bill Henson and his terrifying photographs. May 2008. 17. The wash-up. Children, art and virtue. December 2008 -- 18. One hot night forty years ago. Stonewall and the politics of hate. June 2009 -- 19. Time on the island. Our refugee prison far, far away. September 2009 -- 20. Abbott rising. An underestimated man takes charge. December 2009 -- 21. Cat and mouse. Error, death and the destruction of the SIEV 36. February 2010 -- 22. My love of drugs. The lost politics of reform. November 2010 -- 23. Belling the cat. Naming and shaming the enemies of rights. December 2010 -- 23. The dark materials. Old fears and the toxic politics of the boats. October 2011
Summary "Panic (noun). A sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behaviour. Australians see themselves as a relaxed and tolerant bunch. But scratch the surface and you'll uncover an extraordinary level of fear. Cronulla. Henson. Hanson. Wik. Haneef. The boats. ... Panic shows all of David Marr's characteristic insight, quick wit and brilliant prose as he cuts through the froth and fury that have kept Australia simmering over the last fifteen years. “Turning fear into panic is a great political art: knowing how to stack the bonfire, where to find the kindling, when to slosh on a bucket of kero to set the whole thing off with a satisfying roar ... These are dispatches from the republic of panic, stories of fear and fear-mongering under three prime ministers. Some chart panic on the rise and others pick through the wreckage left behind, but all grew out of my wish to honour the victims of these ugly episodes: the people damaged and a damaged country.”&#٬“٠١٤؛David Marr"--Publisher
Analysis Aborigines
Ethnic relations
Haneef, Mohamed
Henson, Bill
Jones, Alan B., (radio broadcaster)
National characteristics
Opinion manipulation
Pauline Hanson's One Nation
Political conditions
Social behaviour
Notes "Terror! Invasion! Disorder! Drugs! Kids! Blacks! Boats!"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Subject Moral panics -- Australia -- 21st century.
National characteristics, Australian.
Australia -- Economic conditions -- 2001-
Australia -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Australia -- Politics and government -- 1996-
Australia -- Politics and government -- 2007-
Australia -- Social conditions -- 2001-
Australia -- Social conditions -- 21st century.
Author Marr, David.
LC no. 2012358581
ISBN 9781863955515 (paperback)