Looking for Leadership: Australia in the Howard Years by Donald Horne

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September 2001, no. 234

Looking for Leadership: Australia in the Howard Years by Donald Horne

Viking, $29.95pb, 296 pp

Looking for Leadership: Australia in the Howard Years by Donald Horne

by
September 2001, no. 234

London 1999. I’m in a draughty slum in Hackney, the poor part of the East End, shared with a mini-UN of students, squatters, drifters and a junior investment banker. Feeding five-pound notes into the gas meter, keeping an eye out the window for the television licence detector van, we’re doing what everyone who comes to cool Britannia does most evenings – watching the BBC ‘cos we can’t afford to go to the pub. Suddenly, the screen seems to widen and there’s Sydney Harbour in all its luminescent glory, with an expert panel of worthies – Bob Hawke, Bill Hayden, Geoffrey Robertson – arrayed before it.

Guy Rundle reviews 'Looking for Leadership: Australia in the Howard Years' by Donald Horne

Looking for Leadership: Australia in the Howard Years

by Donald Horne

Viking, $29.95pb, 296 pp

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