Political Lives

Political Lives

by Judith Brett

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/08/1997

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Politicians' lives are public lives. The decisions they make and do not make, and the way they behave, affect us all and shape our lives.

To what extent do the inner lives of our leaders influence their performance? Should we know about the inner person? Indeed, how can we know?

The eight essays in this collection explore these questions and present some disturbing answers by scrutinising the 'character' of leaders as varied as Keating, Menzies, Hawke, Whitlam, Hasluck, Fraser, Calwell and Soeharto. Political Lives is an intriguing venture into the shadowy world of motives and values - and the inner past that shaped these leaders.
ISBN:
9781864483093
9781864483093
Category:
Politics & government
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-08-1997
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
200
Dimensions (mm):
215x140mm
Weight:
0.32kg
Judith Brett

Judith Brett is the author of Robert Menzies' Forgotten People and emeritus professor of politics at La Trobe University. The Enigmatic Mr Deakin won the 2018 National Biography Award, and was shortlisted in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, NSW Premier's History Awards and Queensland Literary Awards.

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