The year my politics broke / Jonathan Green.

Is there more to politics than politics? What about sincere belief? Or conviction? Both are missing in action, trumped by political expedience. We#x92;ve just sat through an election campaign in which the major parties fought a pitched battle over precious little, two bitterly adversarial political...

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Main Author: Green, Jonathan, 1959- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Publishing, 2013.
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