The Politics of the Past and the Future

by Clive Hamilton

This article critics the cold war mentality of John Howard’s speech at the 50th anniversary of the Quadrant. Howard attacked environmentalists, unions, public schools, teachers and indigenous rights activists. The ability to tap into anti-left fear is due to the perceived moral decay of society that the conservatives have dominated. This article recommends a closer connection between the left and churches to engage the left on a moral bases, not simply let the right dominate that space.

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