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Between the Last Oasis and the Next Mirage: Writings on Australia (Paperback)

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With sharp wit and a discerning eye, political commentator Guy Rundle enlightens and entertains, drawing back the curtain on the iconic moments in Australian politics of the 2010s. From the coal blockade frontline of the Liverpool Plains to Hobart's Cat and Fiddle arcade, from being on the road with last chance Malcolm Turnbull to the fossil fuel fantasies of Adaniland in the north, Guy Rundle gives a first-hand history of Australia in the 2010s, after the brief and hopeful haha insurgency of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd era and the descent of another decade of reaction. Through multiple elections, rubbing shoulders with the major players and upstart independents, Rundle describes a country changing and fracturing as the global wave of populism swept across conventional politics, and the culture wars solidified. He goes into battle, both against a corrupt, cynical, and nihilistic right, and an increasingly elitist and fantastical progressivism. And he steps back into the past, looking at how we got to here, in memoirs and analyses of the shifting personal, cultural, and political faultlines of the past half century. 

About the Author

Guy Rundle is correspondent-at-large for Crikey and a long-time editor at Arena, a former producer of TV shows from Comedy Inc to future retro cult classic Vulture and the writer of four hit shows for the satirist Max Gillies.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780522877724
ISBN-10: 0522877729
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publication Date: November 25th, 2022
Pages: 360
Language: English