Australia's very own Brexit and how to be a dictator
Listen now
Why haven't we in Australia witnessed a populist explosion? Not One Nation nor Clive Palmer can compare with the nativism now seen across Europe and the US. There have been no Trump or Brexit moments for us. Are we due for one? Sam Roggeveen, author of Our very own Brexit: Australia's hollow politics and where it could lead us, a Lowy Institute Paper and director of the Lowy Institute’s International Security Program. Also Dictators. History is littered with them-Hitler, Stalin, Mao tse-tung... But while many lament the so-called 'crisis' of democracy today, even rulers like Putin, Xi Jinping, Erdogan and Orban hardly compare with the dictators of the 20th century. Frank Dikotter, author of How to be a Dictator and guest of both Perth and Adelaide writers festivals.
More Episodes
We know we were colonised by the British and built by the criminals they sent here. But how much do we really understand about the very beginning of European settlement in Australia? David Hill, former managing director of the ABC and author of Convict Colony
Published 12/05/19
Whatever you think about the Communist regime, there is no market that will replace China for decades as far as Australia is concerned. So why are we so worried about China’s intentions? Also Like most countries, Australia has a growing population of homeless citizens. Are we looking in all...
Published 11/28/19
Does Australia face a 'cold peace' with China? The recent refusal of entry to two Australian politicians certainly fans that fear. James Paterson, Liberal Senator from Victoria Andrew Hastie, Liberal MP from WA Also How the Liberals become the 'surprise party' of 2019. Aaron Patrick,...
Published 11/21/19