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Panic [Kindle Edition]

David Marr
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Book Description

Panic (noun). A sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behaviour.

Australians see themselves as a relaxed and tolerant bunch. But scratch the surface and you’ll uncover an extraordinary level of fear.

Cronulla. Henson. Hanson. Wik. Haneef. The boats. …
Panic shows all of David Marr’s characteristic insight, quick wit and brilliant prose as he cuts through the froth and fury that have kept Australia simmering over the last fifteen years.

“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: the people damaged and a damaged country.” —David Marr

David 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 Quarterly Essay Power Trip: The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd.

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  • Language: English
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and enlightening December 7, 2012
By Sam
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Very well written novel from highly acclaimed Australian jouno David Marr. Marr covers policy issues affecting our daily lives, ranging from decriminalisation of drugs to asylum seekers. He provides an accurate picture of the state of panic in Australia and how the media and politicians alike are the drivers behind it. Highly recommended. To quote;

"This golden country, so prosperous, so intelligent, so safe and orderly, is afraid of refugees arriving in fishing boats. This is the great Australian fear, one that never really goes away. Hearts are hardened. Terrible things are done in the name of protecting the nation. It is not the first wave of boats and won't be the last, but the politics are more rancorous than ever".
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great bleeding heart essay October 7, 2013
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David Marr is always interesting with his views in providing an alternative to the conservative side of politics.
I enjoyed it and will continue to read anything that he writes with enthusiasm.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read November 5, 2013
By cooper
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David writes about difficult topics in an easily readable way. Enjoyed his perspective and perception. Rule number one, don't panic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars we are like sheep February 18, 2013
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an absolute eye opener for the poor manipulated people of Australia, and the same no doubt applies to other countries. the spin doctors, the media, the blatant manipulation for political gain. Every thinking person should read this and wonder how we have come to this.
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