On Monday night, former deputy prime minister John Anderson delivered a rousing and ominous speech to a gathering of religious educators in Parliament House.
- Michael Koziol
With a gusto more suited to the Great Hall in which the Christian Schools Australia gala dinner normally takes place, Anderson dared speak the name of a spectre which is often invoked but rarely acknowledged: the culture war.
“We’re living in the age of enormous cultural disharmony, I put it to you,” he told his audience of principals, lobbyists and MPs. There was a “battle in our culture” between a classic version of freedom and the “latter day, politically correct” incarnation, he said, and “they can’t both…