Sunday, April 27, 2014

Better late than never...
Whether we agree with him on everything or not, the transformation of former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser's outlook on the world is to be commended. It should be studied and read carefully by everyone, in every country not just Australia, as a valuable lesson for us all.

Malcolm Fraser: Dangerous Allies

By Robert Manne

Hated by progressives for his role in Gough Whitlam's dismissal and his ultra-conservative foreign policies when Liberal PM, Malcolm Fraser today believes Australia should cut all military ties to the US.

April 27, 2014 "ICH" - "The Age" - - 

"Everyone is familiar with the political movement of youthful leftists to the right. The alternative drift - of conservatives to the left - is far less common. 

As I read Malcolm Fraser's new book on Australian foreign policy, Dangerous Allies, which advocates nothing less than the end of  Australia's military alliance with the United States, the career of the towering 19th-century British Liberal, William Gladstone, came to mind..."

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