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Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated

$33.00

Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated

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Title: Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated
Author: KNOX MALCOLM
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 05/11/2020
Imprint: SCRIBNER
Price: $33.00
Publishing status: Active

Why did the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau over his social media posts become one of the nation’s most polarizing controversies? How could one man’s religious views activate so many people in modern Australia? And what does the sides people found themselves on tell us about the kind of country we’ve become?

Starting with this striking incident, triple Walkley Award winning journalist Malcolm Knox paints a vivid portrait of the divisions that underlie our recent history, from marriage equality to the covid lockdown. He shows how free speech has become the new flashpoint of the ‘culture wars’, and how it remains our deepest national faultline.

ISBN: 9781760856144
Dimension: 234mm X 153mm
Pages: 288

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Dimensions 234 × 153 mm