In this national best seller, Robert Mane attacks the right-wing campaign against the "Bringing Them Home" report that revealed how thousands of Aborigines had been taken from their parents. What was the role of Paddy McGuinness as editor of Quadrant? How reliable was the evidence that led newspaper columnists from Piers Akerman in the Sydney Daily Telegraph to Andrew Bolt in the Melbourne Herald Sun to deny the gravity of the injustice done?
In a powerful indictment of past government policies towards the Aborigines, Robert Manne has written a brilliant polemical essay which doubles as a succinct history of how Aborigines were mistreated and an exposure of the ignorance of those who want to deny that history.
Would you consider the audio edition of Quarterly Essay 1: In Denial to be better than the print version?
Yes. The real emotion of the experiences being discussed came through very clearly in the audio version. Very powerful
Who was your favorite character and why?
Non fiction political essay
What does Robert Manne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
That wouldnt be ok in this instance
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