David Marr on Australia's penchant for panic

Holding us to account

Dennis Altman

 

Panic
by David Marr
Black Inc., $29.95 pb, 262 pp, 9781863955515

 

David Marr is not on the list of Australian living treasures, but perhaps he should be. Among our best journalists, he stands out as someone who has consistently challenged the powerful, at his best with forensic skill and deep research. Like other journalist–authors such as Anne Summers and George Megalogenis, he brings an analytic intelligence to understanding our politics that few academics can rival.

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Published in February 2012 no. 338

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