March 12, 2007

Love you Barry

The last voice of considered reason in Australian politics is Barry Jones. He'll never be Prime Minister, he's not that much of a bastard to apply for the job.

He gave the Manning Clark lecture this year, at a time when conservative politics has elevated their arrogant attacks on anyone and anything that disagrees with their twisted and self-serving view of the world.

Barry gives us hope, just as Manning Clark gave us insight.

Listen to the lecture

Read a shortened extract

...And ask yourself whether a democracy can be effective if the people who vote are denied education, freedom of speech and a questioning media?

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