Apr 29, 2011

Rundle: Gary Johns’s new book, Noel Pearson, The Oz and sonderweg

Former Keating minister Gary Johns has a new book: Aboriginal self-determination: The Whiteman's dream, but why won't Noel Pearson promote it?

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle


Readers of The Oz will have noted the extensive space given to former Keating minister, and now IPA hack, Gary Johns’s new book: Aboriginal self-determination: The Whiteman’s dream.

Johns’s argument, as the title suggests, is that notions like “self-determination” have been projected onto Aboriginal people by white leftists with their own agenda, and that we have heard little of what Aboriginal people really want.

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2 thoughts on “Rundle: Gary Johns’s new book, Noel Pearson, The Oz and sonderweg

  1. JamesH

    “Yes, that’s right, a white guy is launching another white guy’s book criticising white people for projecting their fantasies onto Aboriginal people.” – at a club named after a pale-skinned northern european ethnic group, too…

  2. illywhacker

    Guy, would you be able to tell me where you got the above Pearson quote from. Im trying to find it for my own research. Thanks.

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