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In Praise of Elitism

Charles Murray, Claire Fox and Denis Dutton | OP107 | 01 February 2008

op-107Australian society is frequently characterised as egalitarian: belief in a 'fair go' for all and a love for cutting down tall poppies are canonical elements of the national character. Does our distrust of elites sometimes lead us to accept mediocrity and settle for second best?





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