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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?. 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 least red herringsThat being said however it s hard to fault his approach in this book to the politics of fear the politics of panic present in the Australian public discourse It is as Marr points out something that has been part of Australian politics from the very beginning as examples in this book surrounding the framing of the Australian constitution prior to Federation make clear It is also something that defies the expected Left Right political divide having been used by politicians of all colours and all persuasions at various times across Australian political historyThis book i

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??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. A collection of David Marr s commentary from the past two decades mostly surrounding the efforts of the Coalition governmentopposition with the faithful assistance of NewCorp and 2GB radio to generate moral panic for votes

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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. 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 the late nineties and across last decade are still just as prominent today as is the cruel treatment we give to it s scapegoatsMarr s writing is always excellent and his style and personality gives you a bastion of sanity as he takes you through some of the madder and sadder aspects of our society

  • Paperback
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  • Panic Author David Marr
  • David Marr
  • English
  • 08 May 2019
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About the Author: David Marr

See this thread for informationEminent Australian journalist author and progressive political and social commentator David Marr is the multi award winning author of Patrick White A Life Panic 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 The Saturday Paper The Guardian Australia and the Monthly He has been editor of the National Times a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch He is also the author of two previous bestselling biographical uarterly Essays Power Trip The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd and Political Animal The Making of Tony Abbott His areas of expertise include Australian politics law censorship the media and the arts David Marr began his career in 1973 and is the recipient of four Walkley awards for journalism He also appears as a semi regular panellist on the ABC television programs A and Insiders



10 thoughts on “Panic Author David Marr

  1. says:

    David Marr is the finest writer of essays in Australia today He is a very good writer He writes about subjects t

  2. says:

    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 time

  3. says:

    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 essa

  4. says:

    Before Marr pushes any fiction on Pell he needs to apologize to the Australian public for his witchunt on Pell This clown in many public forums peddled his hate at every opportunity Hang your head in shame A performance on and A would have rivaled Broadway with uivering bottom lip tears and an I to match his hat size Give yourself an uppercut

  5. says:

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

  6. says:

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

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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 profoundly unnerving and extremely depressing So much for Australia being a laid back and relaxed country According to Marr we're terrified of almost everything particularly people with dark skin and any suggestion that money might not be the most important element of life and that there are things of greate

  9. says:

    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 the late nineties and across last decade are still just as prominent today as is the cruel treatment

  10. says:

    Topical Australian Left leaning More likely to affirm your political stance than challenge it regardless of creed I don't what else to

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