Courage, Survival, Greed (Paperback)
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Short Description for Courage, Survival, Greed The nature of courage; the European notion of 'survival' as against the indigenous one; an analysis of greed - three brilliant essays written by leading and acclaimed Australian writers unflinchingly show us our world as never before.
- Published: 01 May 2009
- Format: Paperback 176 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781741758467 ISBN 10: 1741758467
Full description for Courage, Survival, Greed
Three brilliant essays written by leading and acclaimed Australian writers unflinchingly show us our world as never before. Anna Funder examines the nature of courage in a powerful and moving essay, commemorating the life and work of the 'bravest of the brave', murdered Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and other remarkable women who have stood up to totalitarian regimes at unthinkable cost to themselves. Australian history is full of images of ingenious settlers battling against the harsh, unforgiving land in order to survive. But is the European notion of 'survival' different from the indigenous one? Aboriginal writer Melissa Lucashenko argues eloquently and passionately that it is. Did the notion that 'greed is good' die out with the 1980s? Perhaps at no other moment in living memory has greed played such a defining - and damning - role. At once clear-eyed and coruscating, Christopher Kremmer contemplates greed from all angles: social, historical, economic and cultural.