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TRIUMPH AND DEMISE: THE BROKEN PROMISE OF A LABOR GENERATION by Paul Kelly

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November 2014, no. 366
'Triumph and Demise' by Paul Kelly

TRIUMPH AND DEMISE: THE BROKEN PROMISE OF A LABOR GENERATION

by Paul Kelly

Melbourne University Press, $49.99 hb, 560 pp, 9780522862102

TRIUMPH AND DEMISE: THE BROKEN PROMISE OF A LABOR GENERATION by Paul Kelly

Reviewed by
November 2014, no. 366

Paul Kelly’s considerable research ability, enviable political knowledge, narrative skill, and indulgence in polemics all figure in his new book. The former qualities make it a must-read for the politically engaged; the latter is so pronounced that such readers may succumb to frustration and throw the book at the wall before reaching the valuable final chapter where at last we arrive at a coherent account of the systemic roots of ‘the Australian crisis’.

'Triumph and Demise' by Paul Kelly

TRIUMPH AND DEMISE: THE BROKEN PROMISE OF A LABOR GENERATION

by Paul Kelly

Melbourne University Press, $49.99 hb, 560 pp, 9780522862102