In this national bestseller Robert Mane attacks the right-wing campaign against the Bringing them home report that revealed how thousands of Aborigines had been taken from their parents. What was the role of Paddy McGuinness as editor of Quadrant? How reliable was the evidence that led newspaper columnists from Piers Akerman in the Sydney Daily Telegraph to Andrew Bolt in the Melbourne Herald Sun to deny the gravity of the injustice done? In a powerful indictment of past government policies towards the Aborigines, Robert Manne has written a brilliant polemical essay which doubles as a succinct history of how Aborigines were mistreated and an exposure of the ignorance of those who want to deny that history.
"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 Hon. P.J Keating6 April 2001
"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
Robert Manne is professor of politics at La Trobe University, a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age, and chairman of the Monthly. He has published and edited numerous books, including Whitewash: Keith Windschuttle and the Fabrication of Aboriginal History, The Howard Years, Left, Right, Left: Political Essays 19772005 and Dear Mr Rudd: Ideas for a Better Australia. He is the author of two Quarterly Essays, In Denial: The Stolen Generations and the Right and Sending Them Home: Refugees and the New Politics of Indifference. His writing has won various awards, including the Washington National Intelligence Center prize, the Alfred Deakin prize and the Queensland premiers prize for advancing public debate. In 2005 he was voted Australias leading public intellectual in a survey conducted by the Sydney Morning Herald.
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