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Democracy and the Franchise – “Burr” – Gore Vidal

October 1st, 2012 · Comments Off on Democracy and the Franchise – “Burr” – Gore Vidal · Campaigning, Democracy, Politics

Of course today’s politician must deal with a much larger electorate than ours. We had only to enchant a caucus in a conversational tone while they must thrill the multitude with brass and cymbal.

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What is Irrelevant Can be Endured – “The Light on the Hill” – Ross McMullin

September 1st, 2011 · Comments Off on What is Irrelevant Can be Endured – “The Light on the Hill” – Ross McMullin · Australian Labor Party, History, Ideology, Leadership, Politics, Quotes, War, WW2

Curtin paid the price, however. The poisonous remarks flung at him during the (single army) controversy by the most vitriolic Federal Parliamentary Labor Party anti-conscriptionists – principally Ward, Calwell and Cameron – distressed the Prime Minister and damaged the Government’s cohesion. Curtin responded to one of Cameron’s outbursts with dignified resignation: “Rabaul is further from […]

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