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Panic noun A sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety often causing wildly unthinking behaviourAustralians see themselves as a relaxed and tolerant bunch But scratch the surface and you’ll uncover an extraordinary level of fearCronulla Henson Hanson Wik Haneef The boats Panic shows all of David Marr’s characteristic insight uick wit and brilliant prose as he cuts through the froth and fury that have kept Australia simmering over the last fifteen years?. I don t always agree with David Marr when he speaks or writes in the public forum At times I find his pontificating just a tad smug and self righteous worthy of the kind of epithets applied to him by some of his opponents on the Right At times some of the topics he chooses to pontificate about are in my estimation at least red herringsThat being said however it s hard to fault his approach in this book to the politics of fear the politics of panic present in the Australian public discourse It is as Marr points out something that has been part of Australian politics from the very beginning as examples in this book surrounding the framing of the Australian constitution prior to Federation make clear It is also something that defies the expected Left Right political divide having been used by politicians of all colours and all persuasions at various times across Australian political historyThis book is a collection of writings by Marr over a period from 1997 to 2013 with some of the older writings being updated to reflect post writing developments in the specific and larger narratives When taken together they make a cogent case for the way in which fear and panic is used to permit any number of actions or policies that in any other context would grate against the sensitivities and proclivities of the Australian public The topics covered by Marr s writings is drawn from the expected topics terrorism asylum seekers illegal boats drugs etc but that doesn t ameliorate the power of the underlying phenomenon that Marr cogently outlinesTouching occasionally on the on off again campaign for constitutional or statutory protection of Australian s civil and human rights Marr mounts a very powerful argument against the power of fear and panic to be misused and the call for those who should and could do something about it politicians parliaments the judiciary to name but a few to do something about itAn enjoyable and thought provoking book one well worth reading by anyone concerned about the state of public discourse in contemporary Australia Highly recommended

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Panic Author David Marr

The people damaged and a damaged country” David MarrDavid Marr is the multi award winning author of Patrick White A Life and The High Price of Heaven and co author with Marian Wilkinson of Dark Victory He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald the Age and the Monthly been editor of the National Times a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch In 2010 he wrote the uarterly Essay Power Trip The Political Journey of Kevin Rud. A disturbing look at the creation and strategic use of the fear generated by the media and politicians both for and against each other Despite living with the reality it s still shocking to fully comprehend how often Australia gets the fear and lashes out at any target More disturbing is how many of the fears created in the late nineties and across last decade are still just as prominent today as is the cruel treatment we give to it s scapegoatsMarr s writing is always excellent and his style and personality gives you a bastion of sanity as he takes you through some of the madder and sadder aspects of our society

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??Turning fear into panic is a great political art knowing how to stack the bonfire where to find the kindling when to slosh on a bucket of kero to set the whole thing off with a satisfying roar These are dispatches from the republic of panic stories of fear and fear mongering under three prime ministers Some chart panic on the rise and others pick through the wreckage left behind but all grew out of my wish to honour the victims of these ugly episodes. A collection of David Marr s commentary from the past two decades mostly surrounding the efforts of the Coalition governmentopposition with the faithful assistance of NewCorp and 2GB radio to generate moral panic for votes


10 thoughts on “Panic Author David Marr

  1. says:

    David Marr is the finest writer of essays in Australia today He is a very good writer He writes about subjects that matter and he does not pull any punches while being reasonably fair He is not a polemicist like Orwell often was but he does write knowingly and morally about politics This books over all subject is political and social panics

  2. says:

    I don't always agree with David Marr when he speaks or writes in the public forum At times I find his pontificating just a tad smug an

  3. says:

    This book examines a number of incidents in the period 1997 2011 such as the Cronulla race riot and the detaining of Mohame

  4. says:

    Before Marr pushes any fiction on Pell he needs to apologize to the Australian public for his witchunt on Pell This clown in many public forums peddled his hate at every opportunity Hang your head in shame A performance on and A would have rivaled Broadway with uivering bottom lip tears and an I to match his ha

  5. says:

    A collection of David Marr's commentary from the past two decades mostly surrounding the efforts of the Coalition governmentopposition with the faithful assistance of NewCorp and 2GB radio to generate moral panic for votes

  6. says:

    Collection of newspaper articles from the last 15 years Left v Right ABC v NewsCorp Fear v Panic

  7. says:

    David Marr pulls back the facade of a comfortable and relaxed a phrase used by former prime minister John Howard to reveal a country gripped

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    Not a book to be read all in one go; this collection of Marr's writing over almost twenty years of panics in Australia is profoundly unnerving and extremely depressing So much for Australia being a laid back and relaxed country According to Marr we're terrified of almost everything particularly people with dark skin and any suggestion that money might not be the most important element of life and that there are things

  9. says:

    A disturbing look at the creation and strategic use of the fear generated by the media and politicians both for and against each other Despite living with the reality it's still shocking to fully comprehend how often Australia gets the fear and lashes out at any target More disturbing is how many of the fears created in the late nineties and across last decade are still just as prominent today as is the cruel

  10. says:

    Topical Australian Left leaning More likely to affirm your political stance than challenge it regardless of creed I don't what else to say that seems to about sum it up Oh I love the judiciously crude title PANIC which serves as lo