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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Manne is professor of politics at La Trobe University and a regular commentator with the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and ABC radio and television.

His most recent books include Goodbye to All That?: On the Failure of Neo-liberalism and the Urgency of ChangeMaking Trouble: Essays Against the New Australian Complacency, Quarterly Essay 43, Bad News: Murdoch's Australian and the Shaping of the Nation and The Words That Made Australia: How a Nation Came to Know Itself.

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A powerful indictment of past government policies towards Aboriginal Australians.
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

In Denial is not a book of history. It is a political intervention. By holding an influential section of the Right to account-Manne was exercising the kind of responsibility often demanded of public intellectuals.

Raimond Gaita

In complex intellectual conflicts, there will always be argument about whether the antagonists are committed to finding the truth or to winning the battle. This essay tells us that Robert Manne is intent on finding the truth.

Morag Fraser

In Denial is a work of both the head and the heart. It is carefully researched and powerfully expressed. It needs to be widely read.

The Honourable P.J. Keating

Robert Manne has made an important contribution to the continuing debate and in doing so has helped launch a new and important venture.

Henry Reynolds

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