The Rise and Fall of Australia

The Rise and Fall of Australia

How a Great Nation Lost its Way

by Nick Bryant

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/07/2014

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A forensic look at the Lucky Country, from the inside and outside. Never before has Australia enjoyed such economic, commercial, diplomatic and cultural clout. Its recession-proof economy is the envy of the world. It's the planet's great lifestyle superpower. Its artistic exports win unprecedented acclaim. But never before has its politics been so brutal, narrow and facile, as well as being such a global laughing stock. A positive national story is at odds with a deeply unattractive Canberra story. The country should be enjoying The Australian Moment, so vividly described by the best-selling author George Megalogenis. But that description may turn out to be inadvertently precise. It could end up being just that- a fleeting moment. At present the country seems to be in speedy regression, with the nation's leaders, on both sides, mired in relatively small problems, such as the arrival of boat people, rather than mapping out a larger and more inspiring national future. In The Rise and Fall of Australia, BBC correspondent and author Nick Bryant offers an outsider's take on the great paradox of modern-day Australian life- of how the country has got richer at a time wh
ISBN:
9780857983787
Category:
Popular culture
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-07-2014
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
235x156x24mm
Weight:
0.43kg
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