Unveiling the inside story of how Paul Keating and John Howard changed Australia, this record presents these two personalities as conviction politicians, tribal warriors, and national interest patriots. Divided by belief, temperament, and party, they were united by generation, city, and the challenge to make Australia into a successful nation for the globalized age. The making of policy and the uses of power are explored, capturing the authentic nature of Australian politics as distinct from the polemics advanced by both sides. Focusing on how these prime ministers altered the nation's direction, this study also depicts how they redefined their parties and struggled over Australia's new economic, social, cultural, and foreign policy agendas. A sequel to the authoras bestselling The End of Certainty, this survey is based on more than 100 interviews with the two key players as well as other politicians, advisers, and public servants.a#39;Any suggestion that wea#39;d wrapped up some deal early in December 1994 is absolutely untrue, a#39; Howard says.26 Just before ... Howard said that Downer a#39;to his credit wasna#39;t going to take the party down with hima#39;.27 Downer would resign onanbsp;...
|Title||:||The March of Patriots|
|Publisher||:||Melbourne Univ. Publishing - 2011-04-01|