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The Rise and Fall of Australia

Nick Bryant

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The Rise and Fall of Australia
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A forensic look at the Lucky Country, from the inside and outside. Never before has Australia enjoyed such economic, commercial, diplomatic and cultural clout. Its recession-proof economy is the envy of the world. It's the planet's great lifestyle superpower. Its artistic exports win unprecedented acclaim. But never before has its politics been so brutal, narrow and facile, as well as being such a global laughing stock. A positive national story is at odds with a deeply unattractive Canberra story. The country should be enjoying The Australian Moment, so vividly described by the best-selling author George Megalogenis. But that description may turn out to be inadvertently precise. It could end up being just that- a fleeting moment. At present the country seems to be in speedy regression, with the nation's leaders, on both sides, mired in relatively small problems, such as the arrival of boat people, rather than mapping out a larger and more inspiring national future. In The Rise and Fall of Australia, BBC correspondent and author Nick Bryant offers an outsider's take on the great paradox of modern-day Australian life- of how the country has got richer at a time wh
Nick Bryant is one of the BBC's most trusted and senior foreign correspondents. He has been posted in Washington, South Asia, Australia and, most recently, New York. He is a regular contributor to several Australian magazines and newspapers, including The Australian, The Spectator and The Monthly. Nick studied history at Cambridge and has a doctorate in American politics from Oxford. He now lives in New York City with his wife and children.
Author
Nick Bryant
Year
2014
ISBN-10
0857983784
ISBN-13
9780857983787
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2014-07-01
Country of Publication
Australia
Publisher
Transworld Publishers (Division of Random House Australia)
Imprint
Bantam
Place of Publication
North Sydney
Subtitle
How a Great Nation Lost its Way
DEWEY
306.0994
Pages
320

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