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Geoff Gallop

Geoff Gallop

Geoff Gallop was premier of Western Australia from 2001 to 2006.

Geoff Gallop reviews 'Fear and Politics' by Carmen Lawrence

September 2006, no. 284 01 September 2006
The subject of fear and politics has often captured the attention of the political left. Indeed, I am immediately reminded of two wonderful books: In Place of Fear (1952), by the British Labour politician Nye Bevan; and The Fear of Freedom (1941), by the post-Freudian and socialist Erich Fromm. Whilst Fromm set out to understand the roots of fear in the human condition, Bevan sought practical solu ... (read more)

Geoff Gallop reviews 'The Freedom Paradox: Towards a post-secular ethics' by Clive Hamilton

September 2008, no. 304 01 September 2008
Any summary of Clive Hamilton’s contributions to public debate thus far would focus on two themes: his savage criticism of modern society and its ‘fetish for growth’; and his rejection of contemporary politics, in particular the theory and practice of social democracy. He sees the implicit faith in growth and markets, and the avoidance of a realistic analysis of power, combining to ensure th ... (read more)

Geoff Gallop reviews 'Father Of The House: The memoirs of Kim E. Beazley' by Kim E. Beazley

February 2009, no. 308 01 February 2009
I will always remember the first time I heard Kim Beazley Sr speak. It was at Kingswood College at the University of Western Australia, a year or two before the election of the Whitlam government. He spoke on the question of Aboriginal land rights, culture and spirituality. It was a spellbinding address which put the sword to the prevailing doctrine of assimilation. It wasn’t just the content of ... (read more)