Hugh Stretton

Hugh Stretton

Hugh Stretton (1924–2015) was one of Australia’s most notable historians. Black Inc. published Hugh Stretton: Selected writings in 2018.

Hugh Stretton reviews 'Elect the Ambassador: Building democracy in a globalised world' by Duncan Kerr

April 2001, no. 229 01 April 2001
Hugh Stretton reviews 'Elect the Ambassador: Building democracy in a globalised world' by Duncan Kerr
A reviewer’s summary of this book’s first theme could be accused of political prejudice. That is one good reason for preferring its author’s summary: When I entered the Australian parliament in 1987, it was possible to imagine that Australia would resist the seductive claims of globalisation. Australia had high levels of public ownership, including a national bank. Its telecommunications ... (read more)