Jeff Sparrow reviews 'Come the Revolution' by Alex Mitchell

Come the Revolution

by Alex Mitchell

NewSouth, $39.95 pb, 551 pb, 9781742233079

In 1963, ASIO opened a file on a disreputable fellow named Laurie Oakes, who was then living with Alex Mitchell, another Daily Mirror reporter. The two men came to the spooks’ attention when Mitchell suggested hiding unionist Pat Mackie from the police.

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Published in November 2011 no. 336
Jeff Sparrow

Jeff Sparrow

Jeff Sparrow is the editor of Overland. He is the co-author of Radical Melbourne: A Secret History and Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within, and the author of Communism: A Love Story and Killing: Misadventures in Violence.