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Title:A Sheltered Land: a sweeping reassessment of Australia's past - a new vision of Australia's future
Price:AUD$13.95 (about USD$10.80)
Item ID:P002-8076
Publisher:Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1994
Binding:Trade Paperback
Condition:Very Good (ex-library)
Allen & Unwin, 1994, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good (ex-library), First

First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 350 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Library stamps etc only on endpapers, half-title page.. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Through most of its history, Australia's main ambition has been the creation of a 'no risk' society, built up behind walls of protection. This book is a history of Australia's quest for protection, focusing on strategic, defence, economic and social policy. It is a history of the 'Australian sickness' - a tendency to avoid risk and responsibility and to rely on an outside protector or on government. As Australia considers its national identity and future in the world, it will need to reassess its protectionist past. Xavier Pons argues that political and technical reforms are not enough to carry Australia into the global economy of the 21st century. What is required is a complete cultural shift. Australia must develop a bolder, more self-confident view of its own identity, to rise to the challenge of the future. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Australian History; Australia; ISBN: 1863736395. ISBN/EAN: 9781863736398. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 8076.
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