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Politics, Power, Peterson

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April 1980, no. 19

Australian Conservatism: Essays in twentieth century political history edited by Cameron Hazelhurst

Australian National University Press, 337 pp, $12.50 pb

The Deep North by Deane Wells

Outback, 137 p., illus., $9. 95

Politics, Power, Peterson

by
April 1980, no. 19

It is impossible to think clearly about modern ideologies without perceiving their rootedness in class-related concepts of a better society. Nor can we understand this without seeing that class is a radical rearrangement in fact and in political discourse of the realities previously referred to as ‘orders’ and ‘ranks’. This vast shift into simpler and fewer forms of relation to the means of production is one way of understanding the enormous change in power and dynamism of western capitalist societies that we abbreviate for discussion into the familiar terms of the French and Industrial Revolutions.

Dan O'Neill reviews 'Australian Conservatism' by Cameron Hazelhurst, 'The Deep North' by Deane Wells, and 'Illusions of Power' by Michael Sexton

Australian Conservatism: Essays in twentieth century political history

edited by Cameron Hazelhurst

Australian National University Press, 337 pp, $12.50 pb

The Deep North

by Deane Wells

Outback, 137 p., illus., $9. 95

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