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Nicholas Barry

Nicholas Barry is a Lecturer in Politics at La Trobe University.

Nicholas Barry reviews 'What Were They Thinking? The Politics of Ideas In Australia' by James Walter (with Tod Moore)

June 2010, issue no. 322 01 June 2010
A common criticism of Australian politics is that it is largely concerned with conflict over practical issues, rather than with debate over sophisticated political ideas. James Walter’s new book, What Were They Thinking?, challenges this view by providing a wide-ranging account of the development of Australian political ideas from the late nineteenth century to the present. The book is structure ... (read more)