The March of Patriots: The Struggle for Modern Australia

Author(s): Paul Kelly

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"The March of Patriots" is the inside story of how Paul Keating and John Howard changed Australia. It sees Keating and Howard as conviction politicians, tribal warriors and national interest patriots. Divided by belief, temperament and party, they were united by generation, city and the challenge to make Australia into a successful nation for the globalised age. This book is about the making of policy and the uses of power. It captures the authentic nature of Australian politics as distinct from the polemics advanced by both sides. Its focus is how Keating and Howard as Prime Ministers altered the nation's direction, redefined their parties and struggled over Australia's new economic, social, cultural and foreign policy agendas. A sequel to Paul Kelly's best-selling "The End of Certainty", it is based on more than 100 interviews with the two key players, politicians, advisers and public servants. It relies heavily on 'on the record' disclosures and new documents from the period. Its theme is that Keating and Howard, as rivals and unrecognised collaborators, are best seen together, and that their legacy is impressive, contradictory and incomplete.

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Paul Kelly is Editor-at-Large of The Australian. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the paper and he writes on Australian politics, public policy and international affairs.

General Fields

  • : 9780522857382
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : April 2011
  • : Australia
  • : April 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paul Kelly
  • : Paperback
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  • : 324.2
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