What were they thinking? The politics of ideas in Australia by James Walter with Todd Moore

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Griffiths, Phil. 2011. "What were they thinking? The politics of ideas in Australia by James Walter with Todd Moore ." Journal of Australian Studies. 35 (2), pp. 268-269.
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What were they thinking? The politics of ideas in Australia by James Walter with Todd Moore

ERA Journal ID34876
Article CategoryBook review
Authors
AuthorGriffiths, Phil
Journal TitleJournal of Australian Studies
Journal Citation35 (2), pp. 268-269
Number of Pages2
Year2011
PublisherRoutledge
Place of Publication Australia
ISSN0314-769X
1444-3058
1835-6419
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14443058.2011.566167
Abstract

Book review of What were they Thinking? The Politics of Ideas in Australia, by James Walter with Todd Moore, UNSW Press, Sydney, 2010, 400 pp., $39.95 (paperback), ISBN 9780868409719.
James Walter and Todd Moore have given us a lively, if partial, account of Australian political history in the twentieth century, and the ideas that shaped the politicians and intellectuals at the centre of that history.

Keywordsbook review; political philosophy
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020470530. Stylistics and textual analysis
440801. Australian government and politics
430302. Australian history
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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