Noel Pearson's view of liberalism is not the solution to "closing the gap" in our society

Brigg, Morgan and Duffy, Rebecca (2010) Noel Pearson's view of liberalism is not the solution to "closing the gap" in our society. National Indigenous Times, 208: 33-33.


Author Brigg, Morgan
Duffy, Rebecca
Title Noel Pearson's view of liberalism is not the solution to "closing the gap" in our society
Journal name National Indigenous Times
ISSN 1446-6546; 1446-6346
Publication date 2010-08-19
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Issue 208
Start page 33
End page 33
Total pages 1
Place of publication Batemans Bay, NSW, Australia
Publisher National Indigenous Times
Language eng
Subject 160699 Political Science not elsewhere classified
1606 Political Science
C1
Formatted abstract
In Burmese Days George Orwell riffs an ironic exchange between an Indian doctor and a white timber merchant in colonial Burma. The Indian doctor celebrates the virtues of colonialism while the capitalist timber merchant decries the evils of imperialism. A similar strange reversal is at play in Noel Pearson's celebration of Adam Smith and liberal thought ('The Relevance of Liberalism').

Pearson champions the right-wing think tank, the Centre for Independent Studies, while targeting progressives who wring their hands about their ethical dilemmas as they enjoy the spoils of colonialism.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published under "Letters". Issue 208 of this title is mislabelled "207" on the cover.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
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