David Lowe

David Lowe

David Lowe holds a Chair in Contemporary History at Deakin University. His most recent book is, with Carola Lentz, Remembering Independence (Routledge, 2018).

David Lowe reviews 'J.B. Chifley: An ardent internationalist' by Julie Suares

December 2019, no. 417 29 July 2019
David Lowe reviews 'J.B. Chifley: An ardent internationalist' by Julie Suares
One of the risks in writing about the history of Australia in world affairs is the ease with which ideas and visions can be flattened.  If you start from the premise of Australia’s small-to-middle-power standing and diminished agency among other nations, you might conclude that ideas mattered less than adroit lobbying and alliances. Even if you find greater Australian activism by elevating ... (read more)