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As a teenager politics was a fervent passion, but after three months as a junior political reporter in the Victorian Parliament in 1969, disenchantment with our democratic system displaced my…

  • Paulyne Pogorelske
  • The Canberra Times

Five years later, living in Franco’s Spain teaching English and studying Spanish, my personal experience of fascism over five months rekindled my political enthusiasm.

The Canberra Times 1a logo & pile of newspapers LLThe totalitarian regime, with inhabitants afraid to criticise the government, let alone protest vociferously for fear of persecution, torture and imprisonment, dissipated my cynicism and…

Many people were…

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