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Joh’s First Leadership Challenge – “Joh: The Life and Political Adventures of Johannes Bjelke-Petersen”, Hugh Lunn

October 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Conservative Politics, Leadership, Means and Ends, Politics, Queensland

There weren’t many smiles back in October 1970 when members of Bjelke-Petersen’s own County Party cabinet moved against him. He had been premier just two years, was pushing sixty, and had failed to make the grade as a popular premier. The party had lost two by-elections – Isis and Albert – and members were understandably […]

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A Model for Political Prediction from Gulliver’s Travels – cited in “Fifty Orwell Essays” – George Orwell –

November 13th, 2011 · No Comments · Journalism, Leadership, Politics, The Media

“there is the professor at the School of Political Projectors who “shewed me a large Paper of Instructions for discovering Plots and Conspiracies”, and who claimed that one can find people’s secret thoughts by examining their excrement: Because Men are never so serious, thoughtful, and intent, as when they are at Stool, which he found […]

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