Edition 14: The Trouble with Paradise
The paradise myth has shaped civilisations for centuries.
The quest for paradise on earth knows no bounds – repeated over and over, until it is now little more than an advertising slogan.
When Christopher Columbus first "discovered" America, it was considered a new Garden of Eden. Later it became a secular paradise in which rights and freedoms were enshrined. In this current time of terror, however, many of these rights are being questioned – there is trouble in paradise.
In Australia, freedom of expression is also under assault. In an
important new essay, considers the threat, documents the attack, explores its consequences and challenges us to respond. The freshness, originality and scope of his essay will stimulate and provoke. It is a must-read article.
Martin Amis, Chalmers Johnson, John Kinsella, Kirsty Sword Gusmão
and others explore the lure of paradise and its shortcomings.
Paul Brennan, Patrick Allington, Allan Gyngell, John Kane, Chalmers Johnson, Brendon O'Connor,
Wayne Macauley, Rosaleen Love, Doug Hendrie, Paul Hetherington, Bronwyn Lea, Mark Juddery,
Oren Siedler and Sally Breen. Poems by John Kinsella.
Photo essay, "Heaven must wait" by Will Robb.
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Book Details: RRP: $19.95 / Publication date: November 2007 / ISBN: 9780733319396 / Extent: 266 pp / Format: Paperback (234 x 153mm)
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- Casualties in pursuit of paradise (Edition Introduction) Julianne Schultz
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- The writer in a time of terror Frank Moorhouse
- A perverse appeal Rosaleen Love
- The sublime nature of politics Martin Leet
- Virtue, power: the dilemma of US foreign policy John Kane
- The good empire Chalmers Johnson
- Finding and losing Eden Paul Hetherington
- Paradise revised Allan Gyngell
- Shirt of fire Paul Brennan
- The age of horrorism Martin Amis
- Memoir ( 5 )
- Reportage ( 2 )
- Fiction ( 2 )