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Unfinished Buisness by David Love

Unfinished Business: Paul Keating’s Interrupted Revolution, by David Love; Scribe, 2008, $32.95. Following the recent screening of Keating! The Musical on ABC2, David Barnett wondered in the Canberra Times at the production’s sheer “malevolence, and the hatred from which it arises”. The eponymous hero of the show is portrayed as a wronged and tragic figure who saved Australia from an evil gnome called Bob Hawke. Now, in the Keating version of history as brought to us by David Love, we go one better. Here the principal anti-hero to emerge is not Bob Hawke (who in Love’s book is made to…

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