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Quarterly Essay 47 Political Animal

Book 47, Quarterly Essay - The Making of Tony Abbott

David Marr

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Description

Tony Abbott is the most successful Opposition leader of the last forty years, but he has never been popular. Now Australians want to know: what kind of man is he, and how would he perform as prime minister?

In this dramatic portrait, David Marr shows that as a young Catholic warrior at university, Abbott was already a brutally effective politician. He later led the way in defeating the republic and, as the self-proclaimed “political love child” of John Howard, rose rapidly in the Liberal Party. His reputation as a head-kicker and hard-liner made him an unlikely leader, but when the time came, his opposition to the emissions trading scheme proved decisive.

Marr shows that Abbott thrives on chaos and conflict. Part fighter and part charmer, he is deeply religious and deeply political. What happens, then, when his values clash with his need to win? This is the great puzzle of his career, but the closer he is to taking power, the more guarded he has become.

“Since witnessing the Hewson catastrophe at first hand, Abbott has worn a mask. He has grown and changed. Life and politics have taught him a great deal. But how this has shaped the fundamental Abbott is carefully obscured. What has been abandoned? What is merely hidden on the road to power? What makes people so uneasy about Abbott is the sense that he is biding his time, that there is a very hard operator somewhere behind that mask, waiting for power.”David Marr, Political Animal

David Marr is the author of Patrick White: A Life, Panic, The High Price of Heaven  and (with Marian Wilkinson) 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 Walkley Award-winning Quarterly Essay Power Trip: The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd.

Customer Reviews

Scathing

Highly recommend everyone read this prior to the enxt federal election.

Highly addictive read

This is a juicy, riveting read that you just tear through - David Marr's profile is hands-down brilliant.

great

please put the audiobook on itunes.

Quarterly Essay 47 Political Animal
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Politics & Current Affairs
  • Published: 10 September 2012
  • Publisher: Black Inc.
  • Seller: Black Inc., an imprint of Schwartz Media Pty Ltd
  • Print Length: 144 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 47, Quarterly Essay
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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