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Depends What You Mean By Extremist : Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables - John Safran

Depends What You Mean By Extremist

Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables

Paperback Published: 1st May 2017
ISBN: 9781926428772
Number Of Pages: 320

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No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet-master among the white nationalists?

And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John's own Jewish suburb? And ultimately - is hanging with all these radicals washing off on John himself? Populated by an extraordinary cast of 'ordinary' Australians, Depends What You Mean by Extremist is a startling, confronting portrait of contemporary Australia.

We all think we know what's going on in our own country, but this larger-than-life, timely, and alarmingly insightful true story will make you think again...

Drinking shots with nationalists and gobbling falafel with radicals, John Safran was there the year the extreme became the mainstream.

About the Author

John Safran is an award-winning documentary-maker of provocative and hilarious takes on race, the media, religion and other issues. John first hit TV screens in 1997 on Race Around the World (ABC-TV). Both John Safran's Music Jamboree (SBS, 2002) and John Safran vs. God (SBS, 2004) won Australian Film Industry awards for Best Comedy Series and Most Original Concept, and were also nominated for Logie Awards.

Other shows include John Safran's Race Relations (ABC-TV, 2009) which was nominated for two awards at the prestigious Rose d'Or Festival in Switzerland and Speaking in Tongues (SBS, 2005-06). John also co-hosted Sunday Night Safran, a radio talk show on Triple J with cranky but beloved Catholic priest, Father Bob Maguire

Alternately amusing & confusing - but informative


I suspect it takes a younger brain than mine, with more time per sitting, to accommodate all the identities & plots comfortably

Rural NSW


Sensational Satire!


Absolutely fantastic read - Totally bizarre beyond comprehension. Safran finds himself in the most unusual places with the strangest of characters. You can't put this one down! Highly recommend to anyone who's a Safran fan or keen to get an insight into Extremist Australia. It's stranger than fiction!



Politically relevant! Satirical and interesting! Excellent r


Loved it, couldn't put it down, John Safran's writing is informative, satirical and journalistic, great read.

Geelong VIC


Noir Australia comedy at it's best.


John always delivers.



Great read


An intriguing insight into the nut bags of Australian society. Well written and entertaining to the end.



Depends What You Mean By Extremist

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ISBN: 9781926428772
ISBN-10: 1926428773
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st May 2017
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.5  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1