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A Comment on Paul Muldoon's "Contesting Australian Asylum Policy"

Hindess, Barry


The core of Paul Muldoon’s “Contesting Australian Asylum Policy” is a subtle and sophisticated reading of Plato’s tale of the last days of Socrates which he uses it to throw light on the dilemma facing Australians who despair of their government’s asylum-seeker policy. While I do not dispute his commentary on Socrates, its bearing on the position of those who reject Australia’s asylum-seeker policies is less straightforward than Muldoon suggests. I argue firstly, that the parallel he...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Politics and History
DOI: 10.1111/ajph.12410


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