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COVER STORY The populist wedge: political disaffection comes to Australia

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BOOK REVIEW Santamaria: a man against the tide

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SANTAMARIA:
A Most Unusual Man

Gerard Henderson

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by Gerard Henderson

(Melbourne, Miegunyah Press)
Hardcover: 505 pages
ISBN: 9780522868586
Price: AUD$59.99. Available from Freedom Publishing.

 

Book description

B.A. Santamaria was one of the most controversial Australians of our time. An ardent anti-communist and devout Catholic, he was fiercely intelligent and a natural leader, polarising the community into loyal followers and committed opponents.

In the 1940s Santamaria created the anti-communist organisation, the Movement. In the 1950s he was a key figure in the tumultuous split of the Australian Labor Party. He subsequently enjoyed great influence as a public commentator on his television program Point of View and in his weekly column in The Australian. Santamaria had a strong social conscience and spent much of his time helping the underprivileged. Although he began as an advocate and champion of the Catholic Church, he spent much of his last decades opposing some of its activities.

Santamaria: A Most Unusual Man is published on the centenary of Santamaria’s birth.

 

About the author

Gerard Henderson is an author, columnist and political commentator.He is executive director of the Sydney Institute, a privately funded current affairs forum. He also writes Media Watch Dog, a weekly compendium of media criticism. Henderson has a particular interest in the history of the Catholic Church in Australia and the Communist Party of Australia. His earlier books include Mr Santamaria and the Bishops (Hale & Iremonger, 1982) and A Howard Government? Inside the Coalition (Harper Collins, 1995)


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