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    David Marr is the finest writer of essays in Australia today He is a very good writer He writes about subjects that matter and he does not pull any punches while being reasonably fair He is not a polemicist like Orwell often was but he does write knowingly and morally about politics This books over all subject is political and social panics that Australia seems to be peculiarly prone to over the last 30 years Highly rec

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    I don't always agree with David Marr when he speaks or writes in the public forum At times I find his pontificating just a tad smug and self righteous worthy of the kind of epithets applied to him by some of his opponents on 'the Right' At times some of the topics he chooses to pontificate about are in my estimation at le

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    This book examines a number of incidents in the period 1997 2011 such as the Cronulla race riot and the detaining of Mohamed Haneef It looks at these incidents with a humane eye 'to honour the victims of these ugly episodes'In his op

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    Before Marr pushes any fiction on Pell he needs to apologize to the Australian public for his witchunt on Pell This clown in many publ

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    A collection of David Marr's commentary from the past two decades mostly surrounding the efforts of the Coalition governmentoppositi

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    Collection of newspaper articles from the last 15 years Left v Right ABC v NewsCorp Fear v Panic

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    David Marr pulls back the facade of a comfortable and relaxed a phrase used by former prime minister John Howard to reveal a country gripped by many irrational fears David Marr is brilliant at describing and detailing the forces that manipulate the social psychology of Australia It is a very insightful read sharp and pulls no punchesThe book is made up of short journalistic pieces and is appealing in its accessibility It cuts to the chase

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    Not a book to be read all in one go; this collection of Marr's writing over almost twenty years of panics in Australia is p

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    A disturbing look at the creation and strategic use of the fear generated by the media and politicians both for and against each other Despite living with the reality it's still shocking to fully comprehend how often Australia gets the fear and lashes out at any target More disturbing is how many of the fears created in

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    Topical Australian Left leaning More likely to affirm your political stance than challenge it regardless of creed I don't what else to say that seems to about sum it up Oh I love the judiciously crude title PANIC which serves as loose theme throughout Yeah fear politics the cultivation of public fear for political gain B

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review Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô David Marr

Panic noun A sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety often causing wildly unthinking behaviourAustralians see themselves as a relaxed and tolerant bunch But scratch the surface and you’ll uncover an extraordinary level of fearCronulla Henson Hanson Wik Haneef The boats Panic shows all of David Marr’s characteristic insight uick wit and brilliant prose as he cuts through the froth and fury that have kept Australia simmering over the last fifteen years?. This book examines a number of incidents in the period 1997 2011 such as the Cronulla race riot and the detaining of Mohamed Haneef It looks at these incidents with a humane eye to honour the victims of these ugly episodes In his opening essay David Marr sums it up best This golden country so prosperous so intelligent so safe and orderly is afraid of refugees arriving in fishing boats Every time refugee boats appear on the horizon in any numbers we panic Facts then count for little Hearts are hardened Terrible things are done in the name of protecting the nation Well written with a wry sense of humour

review Panic AUTHOR David Marr

Panic AUTHOR David Marr

??Turning fear into panic is a great political art knowing how to stack the bonfire where to find the kindling when to slosh on a bucket of kero to set the whole thing off with a satisfying roar These are dispatches from the republic of panic stories of fear and fear mongering under three prime ministers Some chart panic on the rise and others pick through the wreckage left behind but all grew out of my wish to honour the victims of these ugly episodes. Collection of newspaper articles from the last 15 years Left v Right ABC v NewsCorp Fear v Panic

review Ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ô David Marr

The people damaged and a damaged country” David MarrDavid Marr is the multi award winning author of Patrick White A Life and The High Price of Heaven and co author with Marian Wilkinson of Dark Victory He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald the Age and the Monthly been editor of the National Times a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch In 2010 he wrote the uarterly Essay Power Trip The Political Journey of Kevin Rud. David Marr pulls back the facade of a comfortable and relaxed a phrase used by former prime minister John Howard to reveal a country gripped by many irrational fears David Marr is brilliant at describing and detailing the forces that manipulate the social psychology of Australia It is a very insightful read sharp and pulls no punchesThe book is made up of short journalistic pieces and is appealing in its accessibility It cuts to the chaseThe limitations of the book is in the authors analysis of what drives racism sexism homophobia and all the social ills of our modern society David Marr is no radical but is a passionate supporter of human rights Whilst acknowledging economic ineuality Panic never draws the reader in to consider that the social ills of our society are symptoms of a very sick system that capitalism itself is to blame for the disaffection and alienation that is preyed upon by the corporate media and politiciansWhat I did like about this book is it wasn t written in any sort of preachy shrill tones or from on any position of moral high ground Rather it was written by someone obviously of good conscience and mostly rational There are moments in the book where I have to take exception to David Marr His irreverence for many politicians I find contemptible Nevertheless the value of the book lies not in the strength of analysis but in its provocativeness and the authors ability to break through much of the doublespeak and spin that we are constantly lambasted with

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