Quarterly Essay 1 in Denial

Quarterly Essay 1 in Denial

The Stolen Generations and the Right

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In this national bestseller 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.
""In Denial" is not a book of history. It is a political intervention. By holding an influential section of the Right to account-Manne was exercising the kind of responsibility often demanded of public intellectuals." -Raimond Gaita
"In complex intellectual conflicts, there will always be argument about whether the antagonists are committed to finding the truth or to winning the battle. This essay tells us that Robert Manne is intent on finding the truth." -Morag Fraser
""In Denial" is a work of both the head and the heart. It is carefully researched and powerfully expressed. It needs to be widely read." -The Hon. P.J Keating 6 April 2001
"Robert Manne has made an important contribution to the continuing debate and in doing so has helped launch a new and important venture." -Henry Reynolds
Publisher: Collingwood :, Black Inc.
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9781921825002
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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