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[Reading] ➽ The Lucky Country Author Donald Horne – Teachenglishthailand.co.uk 'Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second rate people who share its luck' First published in 1964 The Lucky Country caused a sensation The book was a wake up call to an unimaginative nation a[Reading] The Lucky Country Author Donald Horne Teachenglishthailand.co.uk 'Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second rate people who share its luck' First published in 19.

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10 thoughts on “The Lucky Country

  1. Greg Greg says:

    The Lucky Country MOBI × The Lucky Kindle - lucky kindle, country kindle, The Lucky epub, The Lucky Country KindlePungent Much of the analysis still applicable today 2015 with a conservative government in Canberra a prime minister exhuming knighthoods on Australia Day Is progress an illusion The chapter on Menzies a valuable record for future referenceThe chapter 'Living with Asia' worth reading again today gives an understanding of how Asia views AustraliaOther topics I'd highlight are Nation without a mind The first suburban nation Snobs Women Between Britain and America Lost bearings Provincial Australia A Republic Men in power Who runs Australia Forming Opinions inc Censors Schools Images of life The press


  2. Justin Evans Justin Evans says:

    The Lucky Country MOBI × The Lucky Kindle - lucky kindle, country kindle, The Lucky epub, The Lucky Country KindleMainly an interesting period piece but always good to know where hackneyed phrases come from particularly if as in this case they get misused Australia is a lucky country it turns out because even though our politicians and other 'leadership' types are entirely incompetent the state somehow struggles on Horne writes well and he's funny but it's unclear to me whether his fundamental argument was true was Australia really a country being held back by a lack of ambition and gusto at the highest levels Was Australia really being held back at all In cultural ter


  3. notgettingenough notgettingenough says:

    The Lucky Country MOBI × The Lucky Kindle - lucky kindle, country kindle, The Lucky epub, The Lucky Country Kindle2 February 2011UpdateOne of the things that makes Australians feel so lucky is having satisfactorily subjugated the indigenous population it has never really faced an external threat We have sent I suspect than our fair share of men to fight other people's wars if you like but despite Japanese bombing of part of Australia in WWII we are rarely concerned with such issuesAnd yetWe have this incredible balancing enemy within the weather To have watched the bushfires a couple of years ago in Victoria where two hundred died whole towns razed to the ground; the devastating floods a couple of weeks ago in ueensland and then Victoria where a vast unnatural inland unanchored sea floated about; followed by what is happening this moment as I writeThe cyclone that is hitting ueensland which sounds like it will be even worse when that is hard to imagineNatural enemies abound and they have their


  4. Mikael Mikael says:

    The Lucky Country MOBI × The Lucky Kindle - lucky kindle, country kindle, The Lucky epub, The Lucky Country Kindlewho cares if donald horne meant it ironically it bloody is a fucken lucky cuntree


  5. Mitchell Mitchell says:

    The Lucky Country MOBI × The Lucky Kindle - lucky kindle, country kindle, The Lucky epub, The Lucky Country KindleThe lucky country is a phrase any Australian is familiar with one often applied with beaming happiness to things like Vegemite advertisements or Australia Day speeches Yet few Australians would be able to uote the sentence


  6. Paul Paul says:

    The Lucky Country MOBI × The Lucky Kindle - lucky kindle, country kindle, The Lucky epub, The Lucky Country KindleFunny I don't feel very lucky I know Horne was just being sarcastic much like Men At Work were when they wrote Land Down Under But really I don't feel lucky We’re fast heading for a healthcare crisis housing is un


  7. Andrew Carr Andrew Carr says:

    The Lucky Country MOBI × The Lucky Kindle - lucky kindle, country kindle, The Lucky epub, The Lucky Country KindleWe are now fifty odd years since The Lucky Country's publication and it's hard to see what all the fuss was about Donald Horne provides rambling short essays about a dozen aspects of society a form many of his other publications also take His greatest intellectual strength is a non doctrinaire opinion but other than not saying what has already been said it's unclear what is valuable about what he does sayIf you've heard the book's most famous line Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second rate people you know most of the content I hesitate to call it an 'argument' because the book's central theme is pursued in the same way as it offers short asides uickly asserte


  8. Shaun Shaun says:

    The Lucky Country MOBI × The Lucky Kindle - lucky kindle, country kindle, The Lucky epub, The Lucky Country KindleHorne's sprawling though concise work of social criticism exposed Australia and Australians not to sheer vitriol but to a reasoned lament of the mediocrity of it's elites and many the negative elements of Australian society in the 1960s especially of general apathy and malaiseYet even today many of the things he talks about are not only as relevant as ever for instance his assessment of Australian republicanism still holds mostly true 50 years which is actually uite sad and even when they are not as times have obviously changed over the ensuing decades they still are very informative from a historical point of view and inform the debates Australians are having as of now and our place in the worldI highly recommend this book to not only Australians but those who wonder at why this nation is almost this odd somewhat grey speck in the consciousness of the world


  9. Nicole Naunton Nicole Naunton says:

    The Lucky Country MOBI × The Lucky Kindle - lucky kindle, country kindle, The Lucky epub, The Lucky Country KindleThis book was written in the mid 1960s but is relevant today because Australia still faces similar dilemmas Having said that Australia has come a long way from those days so it is helpful and interesting to understand which paths we chose to take and why and why we are the people we are I found the middle section dull because I am interested in the social changes than politics Although it was interesting to learn about the role the Communists played in Australian politics and some of the secret deals that took place To be honest it isn't a page turner at times but it is an important book for Australians to read so I recommend it


  10. Nico Battersby Nico Battersby says:

    The Lucky Country MOBI × The Lucky Kindle - lucky kindle, country kindle, The Lucky epub, The Lucky Country KindleI have a lot of issues with my country And while it wouldn’t be possible to air these grievances with my fellow countrymen it’s comforting to know that someone recognised those very same issues 60 years before


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