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Political Troglodytes and Economic Lunatics: The Hard Right in Australia

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Dominic Kelly

Dominic Kelly’s writing has appeared in The Age, The Monthly, Guardian Australia, Meanjin, The Saturday Paper and Inside Story. He is an honorary research fellow at La Trobe University. Political …

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Praise for Political Troglodytes and Economic Lunatics

‘This is the story of the last great shift in Australian politics, a tale of plutocrats and reactionaries who defied the times to drag Australia to the right.’ —David Marr

‘If you hope to understand the rightward drift of our recent politics, Dominic Kelly's calm and clear, fascinating and fair-minded, account of the work of Australia's three hard-right amigos – Hugh Morgan, John Stone and Ray Evans – is the place to start.’ —Robert Manne

‘Political Troglodytes and Economic Lunatics contributes to a deeper understanding of the Right in Australia, which has been relatively neglected.’ —David McKnight, author of Populism Now and Beyond Right and Left

‘This is a controversial subject about polarising figures, but Kelly’s approach is fair and honest. An important contribution to the literature on modern conservatism and neoliberalism.’ —Andrew Hartman, Professor of History, Illinois State University

‘A lucid and compelling account of the men and advocacy groups that drove Australia to the right.’ —Judith Brett