Wednesday 19th of June 2024

Imagining Australia (John Thompson)

Katie Blair is right to say that we need Margo to point out how bad the country has become. But the reason I mentioned 'Imagining Australia' was that we need to do more than get mad. Macgregor Duncan and the other authors have this great metaphor for Australian public debate -- the hedgehogs and foxes.

They reckon we have hedgehogs, who only think of the big picture; and foxes, who only think about policy detail. And on the Left, the two groups are talking past one another. Maybe between us all, we can work out a way to fix that.