The March of Patriots looks at the creation of a new Australian Settlement during the 1991-2003 era of Paul Keating and John Howard.
Keating and Howard were the first two Australian prime ministers of the globalised age. They were raised together, fashioned by the same forces with careers that paralleled each other. They sought to create a new set of faiths for their parties, Labor and Liberal, in an age where the old beliefs were obsolete.
In this sense they were prophets for their tribes offering a fresh interpretation of Labor and Liberal ideology for a new century.
Keating and Howard are best understood as change agents, adapting their parties and their nation to a new course.
This is the story of two experiments in prime ministerial power and of two leaders divided by temperament, cultural outlook and perceptions of national identity, yet united in much of their economic and social policy.
It describes their efforts to devise a fresh policy framework for Australia and to invest their decaying parties with new faiths.
About the Author
Paul Kelly is Editor-at-Large of The Australian. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of The Australian (1991-1996). He is the author of The Unmaking of Gough (1976), later titled The Dismissal (1982), The Hawke Ascendancy (1984), The End of Certainty (1992), November 1975 (1995) and Paradise Divided (2000).
"This is one of the most revealing books so far written on contemporary history in Australia." --"Weekend Australian"
|The March of Patriots||p. 1|
|Two Men||p. 7|
|The Keating Miracle: Back from the Dead|
|A New Leadership||p. 33|
|Big-bang Liberalism||p. 43|
|The Price of Survival||p. 54|
|Keating Launches the Culture War||p. 65|
|The Death of Neo-liberalism||p. 75|
|The Big Picture|
|Econocrats and Bleeding Hearts||p. 91|
|The Open Economy||p. 99|
|Empowering the Bank||p. 108|
|Towards a Competitive Australia||p. 121|
|Enterprise and Savings||p. 134|
|The Patriotism Puzzle||p. 148|
|Asia and America: The Grand Strategy||p. 159|
|Embracing the Republic||p. 177|
|Protecting the Borders||p. 187|
|A Fractured Reconciliation||p. 198|
|The Showdown: Keating Versus Howard|
|The Betrayal||p. 211|
|Howard: The Final Option||p. 223|
|Howard's Battlers: The Crisis of Modern Labor||p. 236|
|The Howard System|
|A New Political Manager||p. 251|
|The Economic Model: A Story of Australian Exceptionalism||p. 265|
|The Mainstream Mob: Howard as Social Conservative||p. 285|
|Workplace Deregulation: The Final Crusade||p. 303|
|An Independent Bank and the Death of Inflation||p. 317|
|The Cultural Traditionalist as Populist||p. 328|
|Reconciliation: The Lost Opportunity||p. 341|
|The Crisis of Legitimacy|
|The Perils of Pauline||p. 363|
|Confrontation on the Waterfront||p. 377|
|Escaping the Native Title Crisis||p. 389|
|The Ghost of Billy McMahon||p. 403|
|In His Own Right: The 1998 Election||p. 416|
|John Howard Discovers the World|
|The Amateur with Attitude||p. 429|
|Global Follower and Regional Leader||p. 443|
|The China Shock||p. 452|
|Farewell to Poor White Trash||p. 460|
|East Timor: The Turning Point||p. 481|
|Defeat of the Republic||p. 517|
|Surviving the GST and Avoiding Recession||p. 525|
|Tampa: The Ultimate Portrait||p. 541|
|The Seduction of Bush||p. 566|
|Integrity Overboard||p. 593|
|Election 2001: The Howard Consolidation||p. 613|
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Number Of Pages: 709
Published: 1st September 2009
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 16.2 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.234