Australian politics, society & culture

Mate, Just Look At Yourself!

Thursday, 26 April 2012 - 3:19am
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The culture wars of the past decade have led to the politicisation of history — the appropriation of national stories, including Gallipoli, as much as their articulation. Countervailing, politically-charged narratives — mateship against individualism, collective endeavour against personal independence — have stood in the way of the emergence of a more cohesive and consensual national story.”