06 November 2007

With all due respect

Gerard Henderson is wrong in this article. Most Australians always honoured the sacrifices made by his uncle Alan, and those who didn't were few in number and not politically powerful. It's not that there's been some sea-change in Australian society since the 1960s, it's that people have stopped taking seriously those who diminish such sacrifices. The Communist monster is slain, McCarthyism was an unfortunate overreaction, and despite the most vigilant boundary-riding you'll never get 100% agreement on anything. Now can we declare the culture wars over, please?

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