The Consummate Journalist

READERS of Quadrant will know what a splendid writer Tony Thomas is, with a rare blend of graceful style, humour, meticulous research, a steely commitment to the truth, intolerance of fashionable cant, and an indefinable quality that is all his own. The West: An Insider’s Tales by Tony Thomas Connor Court, 2018, 279 pages, $29.95 Growing up in a communist family, and for some years as a very young man a party member, he has become a deadly enemy of the Left, particularly of fashionable “Green” idiocies, though not blind to the less intelligent aspects of the Right.      One gathers disillusionment came…

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