The White Queen
One Nation and the Politics of Race
Most Australians despise what Pauline Hanson stands for, yet politics in this country is now orbiting around One Nation.
In this timely Quarterly Essay, David Marr looks at Australia’s politics of fear, resentment and race. Who votes One Nation, and why? How much of this is due to inequality? How much to racism? How should the major parties respond to anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim voices? What damage do Australia’s new entrepreneurs of hate inflict on the nation?
Written with drama and wit, this is a ground-breaking look at politics and prejudice by one of Australia’s best writers.
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Marr is devastating in showing both major political parties in the country entirely preferenced One Nation last while essentially endorsing her racism on the boat people
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