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by PJ Keating

Free eBook After Words: The Post-Prime Ministerial Speeches download ISBN: 1742377599
Author: PJ Keating
Publisher: Allen & Unwin; First Edition edition (October 28, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 640
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics and Government
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Books of speeches are rarely published as a compendium of work by one person. Each speech has been conceptualised, contextualised and crafted by Paul Keating.

Books of speeches are rarely published as a compendium of work by one person. After Words is unique in Australian publishing by virtue of its scale and range of subjects, and that all the speeches are the work of one eye and one mind: former Prime Minister Paul Keating. Subject to subject, idea to idea, the speeches are related in a wider construct, which is the way Paul Keating has viewed and thought about the world.

Words' is a collection of Paul Keating's post-prime ministerial speeches: thirteen years of collected speeches (55 in total) on a variety of topics

Words' is a collection of Paul Keating's post-prime ministerial speeches: thirteen years of collected speeches (55 in total) on a variety of topics. The topics include Australian politics; architecture; friendship and privacy; native title; art; history; music; economics; Australia's role in Asia and international relations; financial systems; and thoughts on nationhood. Few politicians are in his league. His searing insults have remained in our collective memory, and a successful satirical musical called & has been very successful. But there is more to Paul Keating than this, and this book of speeches provides a more complete view.

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After Words "is unique in Australian publishing by virtue of its scale and range of subjects, and that all the speeches are t. .e work of one eye and one mind: former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating. Each speech has been conceptualized, contextualized and crafted by Paul Keating.

After Words’ is a collection of Paul Keating’s post-prime ministerial speeches: thirteen years of collected speeches (55 in total) on a variety of topics

After Words’ is a collection of Paul Keating’s post-prime ministerial speeches: thirteen years of collected speeches (55 in total) on a variety of topics. The topics include Australian politics; architecture; friendship and privacy; native title; art; history; music; economics; Australia’s role in Asia and international relations; financial systems; and thoughts on nationhood. His searing insults have remained in our collective memory, and a successful satirical musical called ‘Keating!’ has been very successful.

Each speech has been conceptualized, contextualized and crafted by Paul Keating. Subject to subject, idea to idea, the speeches are related in a wider construct, which is the way Paul Keating has viewed and thought about the world

Each speech has been conceptualized, contextualized and crafted by Paul Keating. The speeches reveal the breadth and depth of his interests-be they cultural, historical, or ng with subjects as broad as international relations, economic policy and politics

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This collection of former Prime Minister Keating's speeches since leaving office illustrates more than anything the great . Paul Keating has put great emphasis on leadership throughout the collection of speeches in this book.

This collection of former Prime Minister Keating's speeches since leaving office illustrates more than anything the great visionary he was, a man with a well thought out plan for Australia's place in the world, and someone who also had deep regard for the common man, and sought to alleviate the negatives of the new economy, and an understanding of how th. Speeches cover economic reform, foreign policy, taxation reform, republicanism, including his notes on a special meeting with the Queen to discuss Australia becoming a republic.

A unique volume of speeches and occasional pieces written entirely by former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating Books of speeches are rarely published as a compendium of work by one person. After Words is unique in Australian publishing by virtue of its scale and range of subjects, and that all the speeches are the work of one eye and one mind: former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating. Each speech has been conceptualized, contextualized and crafted by Paul Keating. Subject to subject, idea to idea, the speeches are related in a wider construct, which is the way Paul Keating has viewed and thought about the world. The speeches reveal the breadth and depth of his interests—be they cultural, historical, or policy-focused—dealing with subjects as broad as international relations, economic policy and politics. Individual chapters range from a discussion of Jorn Utzon's Opera House through to the redesign of Berlin, the history of native title, Australia's relationship to the countries of Asia, the role of the monarchy, to the shape of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 2, and more. After Words contains an analytic commentary on Australia's recent social and economic repositioning, in the minds of many, by its principal architect. The speeches, more often than not, go beyond observations, as Paul Keating sketches out new vistas and points to new directions. For those interested in matters that go to the future of Australia and the world, After Words presents, unmediated, a panoply of issues which the policy mind and writing style of Paul Keating has sculpted into a recognizable landscape.
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This collection of former Prime Minister Keating's speeches since leaving office illustrates more than anything the great visionary he was, a man with a well thought out plan for Australia's place in the world, and someone who also had deep regard for the common man, and sought to alleviate the negatives of the new economy, and an understanding of how the world works.

The breadth of his interests is remarkable, and the depth of his understanding of how the world works is awe-inspiring. I only wish more of today's leaders displayed even half as much understanding and vision, and then we might be in a better place than we are now.

I was very disappointed that the Kindle edition had about 15 pages of an 18 page key speech missing (Chp 19 "The Labor Government, 1983-96"). This is most frustrating, but luckily the speech is available online elsewhere. It would be useful if this issue was corrected and a revised version issued to those who have purchased the incomplete version.

But this issue aside, this a truly great read for anyone who values the future of Australia, as I think Keating's vision still provides a roadmap to a better and more just Australia, and a more interconnected and cooperative world.
tamada
Whether you admire Paul Keating or not, this is a must for professionals, especially those aspiring leaders. Paul Keating has put great emphasis on leadership throughout the collection of speeches in this book. Speeches cover economic reform, foreign policy, taxation reform, republicanism, including his notes on a special meeting with the Queen to discuss Australia becoming a republic. It is insightful, informative and entertaining.
Dianalmeena
An Historical perspective on the twentieth century from a man who played a minor but significant role. This deep thinker stands head and shoulders above whoever is next to him in Australian political history.
An enthralling read.
Marr
A great read, brings back many memories and, Reminds us that Keating was one of our few GREAT prime ministers.
Yozshubei
Found most of the e-book interesting and entertaining. However, that was until I reached Chapter 19, "The Labor Government" where I found the majority of the chapter missing from my e-book edition, especially considering this chapter dealt with Labor achievements in Government from 1983 to 1996. This omission put a damper on reading this e-book.
Nkeiy
'After all, what does a democracy mean if not the right, the privilege, the chance to take responsibility?'

Paul Keating was elected to the Australian Federal Parliament in 1969. When Labor (under Bob Hawke) was elected to government in March 1983, Paul Keating was appointed Treasurer. Paul Keating was Prime Minister from December 1991 until 1996.

`After Words' is a collection of Paul Keating's post-prime ministerial speeches: thirteen years of collected speeches (55 in total) on a variety of topics. The topics include Australian politics; architecture; friendship and privacy; native title; art; history; music; economics; Australia's role in Asia and international relations; financial systems; and thoughts on nationhood. Oh, and on John Howard as well.

Paul Keating is known to many of us for his famous turn of phrase and his rapier wit. He is remembered kindly by many for his reform of Australia's financial system and less kindly by those who suffered through high interest rates and `the recession that we had to have'. And many of us were concerned about his warning (in 1986) that `Australia was in danger of becoming a banana republic'. But whether you liked or loathed Paul Keating, you always had a sense of what he stood for and that his actions were usually motivated by a sense of a bigger picture rather than political expedience.

To see Paul Keating in action - especially during Question Time) (there are plenty of clips on YouTube, for those interested) is to witness a particular form of performance art. Few politicians are in his league. His searing insults have remained in our collective memory, and a successful satirical musical called `Keating!' has been very successful.
But there is more to Paul Keating than this, and this book of speeches provides a more complete view. These speeches are drawn from book launches, conversations, editorials, eulogies and event openings and include:

(On the arts)
Building a Masterpiece: the Sydney Opera House
Film and Art in the Australia of Nationalism and Cynicism
Introduction to Mahler's Symphony No 2
Eulogy on the Death of Geoffrey Tozer

(From book launches)
The Launch of `The Longest Decade'
The Launch of 'The History Wars'
The Launch of `Churchill and Australia'

(On Social Policy)
A Time for Reflection: Political Values in the Age of Distraction
Obsession: Australia and the Challenge of Asia
The Privacy Imperative in the Information Age `free-for-all'

(On International Relations and Foreign Policy)
Peace and Prosperity: The Spiritual Challenge
John Curtin's World and Ours
Eliminating Nuclear Weapons: A Survival Guide for the 21st Century

I'm tempted to quote from the book, but I'm concerned that without appropriate context any quotes would lose their meaning. Except, perhaps, this from 2001:

`Out here, on the edge of Asia, a long way from major markets and natural groupings, ideas are all that Australia has to garner a position in the scheme of things and to shield it from the harsher winds of globalisation. Not military might, or a large population, or unique resources; simply ideas.'

This is not a book to read in one (or two) sittings. It is a book to dip into, and to think about. For me, two of the most moving speeches are Paul Keating's eulogies for Bill Bradshaw and Geoffrey Tozer.

Jennifer Cameron-Smith