The feared other: Peter Dutton’s and Australia’s pathology around race


Dutton wants to persuade us that those who are most disempowered in our society are our greatest threat

It widens the divide between us and them

In David Marr’s book Panic he came to the realisation that he had been writing about panic, Australian panic in particular, all his career.

If we are a fearful nation, we are also a compulsive one.

Want 7gWe aggressively return to our fears, stoke our hatreds, and obsessively and routinely project everything that is disturbing within us onto others.

As a nation, we return again and again to the…

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