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Friday essay: Australia’s dangerous obsession with the Anglosphere

Over the past three weeks the ABC program Four Corners has presented special reports on American politics, which involved one of our best journalists, Sarah Ferguson, travelling to the US on special assignment.

  • Dennis Altman
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I watched these programs and I enjoyed them.

But in part I enjoyed them because they covered ground that is already familiar.

Qua 6fIf the same effort had gone into bringing us in-depth special reports from, say, Jakarta or Mumbai they would have been less familiar, but perhaps more interesting.

Most important they would not be stories already covered by major English language media to which we…

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