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    Quarterly Essay 49: Not Dead Yet
    Quarterly Essay 49: Not Dead Yet
    Labor's Post-Left Future
    With an election looming and criticism of the ALP now a national pastime, Mark Latham considers the future for Labor. The nation has changed, but can the party? With wit and insight, Latham reveals an organisation top - heavy with factional bosses protecting their turf. At the same time Labor's traditional working - class base has long been eroding. People who grew up in fibro shacks now live in double - storey affluence. Families once resigned to a lifetime of blue - collar work now expect their children to be well - educated professionals and entrepreneurs. Latham explains how Labor has always succeeded as a grassroots party, and argues for reforms to clear out the apparatchiks and dead wood. Then there are the key policy challenges: what to do about the Keating economic legacy, education and poverty. Latham examines the rise of a destructive and reactionary far - right under the wing of Tony Abbott. He also makes the case that climate change is the ultimate challenge - and even opportunity - for a centre - left party. <i>Not Dead Yet</i> is an essential contribution to political debate, which addresses the question: how can Labor reinvent itself and speak to a changed Australia? ''The grand old party of working - class participation has become a virtual party. In no other part of society ... could an organisation function this way and expect to survive. This is the core delusion of 21st - century democracy, that political parties can fragment and hollow out, yet still win the confidence of the people.'' - Mark Latham, <i>Not Dead Yet</i>
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    Mark Latham
    Genre Politics & Government
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    Black Inc. Publishing
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