Rory Dufficy

Rory Dufficy is a writer, researcher and critic. In 2020, Rory completed his PhD on the avant-garde movement of the 20th century at Western Sydney University. He has previously written for Overland and the Sydney Review of Books.

Rory Dufficy reviews 'An Australian Republic' by Greg Barns and Anna Krawec-Wheaton

February 2007, no. 288 01 March 2007
Rory Dufficy reviews 'An Australian Republic' by Greg Barns and Anna Krawec-Wheaton
An Australian Republic presents itself as the book to reopen the republic debate – a defibrillator for our body politic. It turns out, however, to be another example of the lazy argument that marks much of Australia’s progressive discourse. It answers to nothing but its own echo chamber. Meaningless sentences such as ‘Australia is a nation of multiple and changing identities; a moving kaleid ... (read more)