Australian Story

Kevin Rudd and the Lucky Country
by Mungo MacCullum
$12.95
Audio Book

Publisher: Bolinda audio

Series: Quarterly Essay

Publication Date: December 01, 2009

ISBN: 9781742335889

Binding: CD-Audio

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In Australian Story, Mungo MacCallum investigates the political success of Kevin Rudd. What does he know about Australia that his opponents don't? This is a characteristically barbed and perceptive look at the challenges facing the government and the country. MacCallum argues that the things we used to rely on are not there anymore. On the Right, the blind faith in markets has recently collapsed. The Left lost its guiding light with the demise of the socialist dream. In entertaining fashion, MacCallum dissects the myths that made Australia: the idea of the Lucky Country, with endless pastures, a workingman's paradise, a new Britannia, and more. In newly uncertain times, MacCallum argues, Rudd has sought to tap into these myths, in the process reclaiming them from John Howard.