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Donald Horne's 'lucky country' and the decline of the public intellectual

Bongiorno, Frank


Steve Irwin and Donald Horne died a year apart, during the twilight of the Howard era. The government offered Irwin’s family a state funeral in 2006. It had not done the same for Horne, although he was famous for his 1964 book The Lucky Country and had been one of the country’s leading journalists, editors and intellectuals for half a century. That may well tell us something about the value we attach to people who wrestle with ideas rather than crocodiles. It might also say something about a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Commentary
Source: The Conversation
Access Rights: Open Access


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