Many of Australia’s former prime ministers have been content to spend their political afterlife stoking the embers of their own…
The republican movement must get over its anti-British sentiment
Reflecting on his life’s work, W.K. Hancock once recalled that during the years from 1925 to 1935 the study of nationalism was his ‘main preoccupation’. He ‘felt that nationalism was the main driving force behind the anarchic sovereignties of the 20th century, and… believed that the optimistic liberal verdict upon the national movements of the 19th century called for revision’.
James Curran compares past prime ministerial approaches to our celebration of nationhood
No PM has travelled more in his first year, but Mr Rudd’s foreign visits are more than tourism, says James Curran
James Curran on Rudd and Keating’s dispute over the significance of Gallipoli to the national psyche
The spirit of John Curtin haunts the Prime Minister as much as it did his predecessors, says James Curran