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COVER STORY Internal strife at Fortress ABC by Peter Westmore

EDITORIAL The state is separating children from families

CANBERRA OBSERVED Liberals are bare favourites for Wentworth

DEREGULATION Sugar growers are getting burned on churned-up playing field

EUROPE Attempt to discipline Hungary divides the EU

CHINA Social Credit System gives complete control of every citizen

EDUCATION Curriculum refinements will not fix schools

BANKING ROYAL COMMISSION Banks' failures are a symptom of social malaise

HISTORY Moby Dick and American exceptionalism

SHAKESPEARE Tick-tock: clues to the timeless appear of the Bard

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS Trump to UN: we'll do it our way; you do it yours

MUSIC Well-tempered scale: might put an alien in a bad temper

CINEMA Alpha: Beautiful beginnings

BOOK REVIEW Essays towards reconstruction

BOOK REVIEW Can society survive the decay of religion?

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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG
& FOOLISH: A Memoir of My Misguided Youth with Tony Abbott, Bob Carr, Malcolm Turnbull & Other Reprobates

Greg Sheridan

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by Greg Sheridan

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Paperback: 384 pages
ISBN: 9781760113391
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An extraordinary look at the formative years of some of our most prominent and influential politicians.

By chance, Greg Sheridan’s early life saw him become intimate friends and colleagues with a fascinating list of people who now make up Australia’s political leadership. At university Tony Abbott was his best friend; he became close to Peter Costello as well as Labor figures Michael Danby and Michael Easson. As a young journalist on The Bulletin he became friends and colleagues with Bob Carr and Malcolm Turnbull. When he first joined The Australian he was posted to China, there to befriend another future leader, Kevin Rudd.

When We Were Young and Foolish traces Greg’s journey from an underprivileged but emotionally rich childhood in Sydney’s inner west, to a world of clashing political fronts. From Greg’s early years at a seminary, through political stoushes at university, the surprising period as a union organiser and heady intellectual times at The Bulletin, he also illuminates the formative years and experiences of his friends who would who go on to be prime ministers, premiers and senior cabinet ministers. It offers new and personal insights into the people they were as students and twenty-somethings, and the events, philosophies, demons and relationships that helped make them the people they are.

 

About the author

Greg Sheridan is Foreign Editor of The Australian, and a highly regarded journalist. He is active across radio and television, as well as print.


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