The Lucky Country Author:Donald Horne Not before time, a book that honestly analyses Australia today, both in her home life and in her relations with other countries. Donald Horne's provocative discussion of old attitudes and new responsibilities is conducted with an open mind; the findings may be startling, but the thought is constructive. Australia in the sixties is indeed a lucky... more » country, but she may not stay that way unless she takes stock of her institutions and policies, and examines her attitudes to politics, business, the arts, the cities and the country. Donald Horne's book does just this; moreover, it does it with wit and style.
'The Lucky Country' will stir up more saloon-bar arguments that any other book in a decade . . . It reveals a new and unexpected Donald Horne, mellow, studiously aware of his own prejudices, and with a deadly eye for the faults and foibles of the Australian way of life. . . . a full-scale Dobellian national portrait' - Max Harris in the Australian« less