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]
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