Bruce Grant

Opposite a handsome portrait of him by Louis Kahan, Bruce Grant introduces his memoir of a ‘life’s journey’ by proposing that it is also a biography of Australia, and promising to revisit that on the last page. There, he summarises the plots of ‘Love in the Asian Century’, his recent trilogy of e-books, in which affairs between older men and younger women, ...

Politics is a demanding profession that calls for skills of leadership and oratory, as well as management, analysis, and even theatre. Asking a politician to be truthful as well may be looking a gift-horse in the mouth. But we do. Misleading parliament by being ‘untruthful’ (‘lying’ is so reprehensible that it is ...

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Offerings and jeremiads from the stoic Tony Judt

Bruce Grant

 

Ill Fares the Land
by Tony Judt
Allen Lane, $29.95 pb, 238 pp, 9781846143908

 

The Memory Chalet
by Tony Judt
William Heinemann, $45 hb, 240 pp, 97804340209 ...