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In the space of only a few months National Party leader Don Brash has risen from political obscurity to a major political figure who has turned the opinion polls upside down and rewritten the political landscape. His Orewa race relations speech clearly struck a deep chord among many Pakeha New Zealanders harbouring a strong resentment that Maori have been receiving too much special treatment. Brash has emerged as the leader of the "We've had it" movement. He has followed this up with radical new policies on law and order. Brash is a serious contender as prime minister. In this book Paul Goldsmith, author of our John Banks biography, describes Brash's life and career, and analyses his political views from his early career right through to the present.
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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 128 x 198mm
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 0143019678
  • 9780143019671

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Introduction; One: A Singular Upbringing, 1940-57; Two: The young Social Activist, 1958-62; Three: An Australian Lesson, 1962-66; Four: The World at his Feet: Washington DC, 1966-71; Five: The Economist Returns, 1971-80; Six: Double Disaster: East Coast Bays, 1980-81; Seven: The Difficult Years, 1982-88; Eight: The Most Powerful Man in the Economy?, 1988-92; Nine: Hero for a While, 1992-2001; Ten: The Politicial Re-emerges, 2001-02; Eleven: Leader, 2003-04; Twelve: The Unfinished Story, 2004; Endnotes; Index
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