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Richard White

Richard White is the author of Inventing Australia.

Richard White reviews 'A Nation at Last? The changing character of Australian nationalism 1880–1988' by Stephen Alomes

August 1988, no. 103 26 August 2022
The dilemma for confessedly nationalist intellectuals has always been what to do about their strange bed-fellows, the scoundrels who have sought a last refuge under the same patriotic blanket. Generally they have distanced themselves with glib distinctions between good and bad nationalisms, left and right nationalisms, radical and conservative and larrikin and respectable nationalisms. Often, too, ... (read more)