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COVER STORY Biological and transgender worldviews are mutually exclusive

CANBERRA OBSERVED Can you have too much of a renewables thing?

FREEDOM OF SPEECH Professor Augusto Zimmermann addresses NCC WA on freedoms

NSW ABORTION BILL Clear and present danger to women's health

RURAL AFFAIRS Land-clearing laws render productive land useless and worthless

NATIONAL AFFAIRS Why an indigenous referendum is misconceived

POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY The post-liberal way: Make good use of the time in the wilderness

ASIAN AFFAIRS Hong Kong defies its obtrusive overlord

SPECIAL FILM REVIEW Danger Close: Australia's fiercest battle of the Vietnam War

HUMOUR Rage against the baked bean

MUSIC Riff wrap: The thing that makes it go 'pop'

CLASSIC CINEMA Dr Strangelove: Helpless fear turned to laughter

BOOK REVIEW The epic awfulness of Mao and his 'isms'

BOOK REVIEW From slave to son of the Church

LETTERS

POETRY

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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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