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F.G. Castles

Francis G. Castles is Senior Research Fellow in Political Science at the ANU and author of a number of books on comparative public policy, including most recently, The Working Class and Welfare, a study of the development of the welfare state in Australia and New Zealand.

F.G. Castles reviews 'Political Essays' by Hugh Stretton

August 1987, no, 93 01 August 1987
On Bertrand Russell’s ninetieth birthday, the Daily Express published a congratulatory leader, which described him as ‘an intellectual gadfly on the rump of British society’. Moreover, to demonstrate that this most conservative of British newspapers intended no insult, the leader went on to describe Russell as ‘the second greatest living Englishman’ after Winston Churchill. Australia’s ... (read more)