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By Donald Horne

One of Australia’s top thinkers for as regards to fifty years, Donald Horne used to be most likely the easiest Australian non-fiction author of his generation.

This definitive number of Horne’s writing, thoughtfully chosen by way of his son, Nick, tells the tale of his existence and highbrow improvement. From a place of doubting even if switch was once attainable, he finally grew to become a proponent of the practical reform beneficial for Australia to prosper in a altering world.

Horne made the case for a extra open, sleek, clever Australia, such a lot famously in his seminal publication The fortunate Country. choices from this paintings sit down along pithy reflections on Australian background and tradition, in addition to shiny autobiographical writing.

With an creation via Nick Horne and a biographical essay by way of Glyn Davis, this crucial booklet honours and illuminates the guy who helped the kingdom comprehend itself.

‘He was once an exceptional clarifier ... of the various difficulties and dilemmas of society.’ —Frank Moorhouse

‘An autonomous, lively critic.’ —Malcolm Fraser

Donald Horne AO used to be a number one public highbrow for almost fifty years. He was once the writer of The fortunate Country and The schooling of younger Donald, and lots of different books and essays. He edited The Bulletin, chaired the Australia Council, and, in a past due occupation swap, broadened the assumption of what it skill to be an educational. He died in 2005.

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