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Donald Horne

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Donald Horne was the author of The Lucky Country and The Education of Young Donald, and many other books and essays. A leading public intellectual for close to fifty years, he edited The Bulletin, chaired the Australia Council, and pioneered cultural studies at the University of New South Wales.

Books by Donald Horne

The Lucky Country: Popular Penguins

First published in 1964 The Lucky Country caused a sensation. The book was a wake-up call to an unimaginative nation, an indictment of a country mired in mediocrity and manacled to its past.

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The Lucky Country

When it was first published in 1964 The Lucky Country caused a sensation. Horne took Australian society to task for its philistinism, provincialism and dependence. 

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