The Year My Politics Broke

Jonathan Green
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The Year My Politics Broke

Published

1 October 2013

ISBN

9780522864373

Pages

192

Weight

191g

Size

197mm x 132mm

Imprint

Melbourne University Press

The Year My Politics Broke

Jonathan Green
In The Year My Politics Broke, Jonathan Green looks at where politics, truth and disconnection collide.
Is there more to politics than politics? What about sincere belief? Or conviction?
Both are missing in action, trumped by political expedience.
We've just sat through an election campaign in which the major parties fought a pitched battle over precious little, two bitterly adversarial political organisations scrambling desperately for the middle ground, aiming for the broadest common denominator.
But the problem is bigger than just this election. We are living through a moment in which the pursuit of power seems the sole objective of political activity. True for Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.
Shouldn't someone hold them to account? Our political media perhaps? Why does it just report politics as show business?
The sum of it leaves the rest of us short-changed.
In The Year My Politics Broke, Jonathan Green looks at where politics, truth and disconnection collide.
Is there more to politics than politics? What about sincere belief? Or conviction?
Both are missing in action, trumped by political expedience.
We've just sat through an election campaign in which the major parties fought a pitched battle over precious little, two bitterly adversarial political organisations scrambling desperately for the middle ground, aiming for the broadest common denominator.
But the problem is bigger than just this election. We are living through a moment in which the pursuit of power seems the sole objective of political activity. True for Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott.
Shouldn't someone hold them to account? Our political media perhaps? Why does it just report politics as show business?
The sum of it leaves the rest of us short-changed.
In The Year My Politics Broke, Jonathan Green looks at where politics, truth and disconnection collide.

Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green

Meanjin editor Jonathan Green has been an editor, writer, commentator and broadcaster in a 30-year career as a journalist. He has been a working journalist since the late 1970s. The bulk of Jonathan’s career has been spent in newspapers, beginning with a cadetship at The Canberra Times and taking in a small Cook’s tour of Australian dailies: the Melbourne Herald, The Herald Sun, the Sunday Herald, The Sunday Age and 15 years…

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