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Entries Tagged as 'Loyalty'

Loyalty – “Freedom: A Novel”, Jonathan Franzen

October 24th, 2012 · Comments Off on Loyalty – “Freedom: A Novel”, Jonathan Franzen · Politics, Quotes

(Dorothy was big on loyalty—it lent meaning to her not so pleasant life)

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Field’s Life as a Rat – A Post Script – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 20th, 2012 · Comments Off on Field’s Life as a Rat – A Post Script – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn · Australian Labor Party, Campaigning, Democracy, Politics, Progressive Politics, Queensland

Once the coup had taken place and the election was on, Field – a senator for just ninety-nine days – was quickly forgotten. Legal aid to help him fight five High Court writs stopped, promises of state government monetary aid did not materialise, and his previous ‘patrons’, the Queensland Liberal-National parties, put him at number […]

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Treason is a matter of dates – “My Reading Life” – Bob Carr 

May 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on Treason is a matter of dates – “My Reading Life” – Bob Carr  · History, Leadership, Politics, Quotes

To be right before one’s time is to be wrong – I suppose this is an eternal truth. As Talleyrand advised, ‘Treason is a matter of dates.’

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