The Lucky Country?: Reinventing Australia by Ian Lowe

By Ian Lowe

Can we reinvent the fortunate nation? Fifty years in the past writer Donald Horne defined Australia as ‘a fortunate state run by way of second-rate people’, including that our leaders are in most cases ignorant of occasions that encompass them. the nice fortune persevered while our vast brown land proved to comprise bountiful assets of saleable minerals, permitting successive generations of second-rate leaders to create an phantasm of financial development via liquidating these resources. yet a situation is drawing close, pushed by means of irresponsible encouragement of inhabitants development premiums normal of bad constructing international locations. during this polemic paintings, Ian Lowe will determine the kingdom of Australia and even if we will keep our prestige of the fortunate Country.

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