Dangerous ratbags, these former prime ministers. Malcolm Fraser’s
attack yesterday on the government’s “anti-terror” legislation will be compared
by the jaundiced political classes to Barry Jones’s dead-sheep attack this
week on Kim Beazley’s Labor. But it deserves a much wider reading.

Fraser’s Stephen Murray-Smith Memorial Lecture, reprinted
in full in today’s SMHis no mere dummy spit from a disillusioned ex-PM.
It’s an an alarming case study, built on firm foundations:

It’s always good to see Thomas Paine quoted. He warned quite strongly against allowing a political class to form.
You wonder what he’d made of the world today.

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