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September 11 2001 marked a change in Australian attitudes towards immigrants. The spotlight was on Muslims.
This collection of thought-provoking essays looks at multiculturalism’s successes and failures in providing a secure, well-integrated, free and fair Australia.
Philosopher and writer Raimond Gaita has gathered some of Australia’s leading writers in the field to examine an issue that goes to the heart of Australia’s identity.
Author and lawyer Waleed Aly examines the role that the media has played in anti-Islamic myth-making in popular Western culture. Writer and researcher Shakira Hussein looks at how Australia’s immigration policy has changed the cultural landscape. Geoffrey Brahm Levey writes on multiculturalism and terror and Raimond Gaita on ‘the war on terror’.
There is so much overheated rhetoric in this debate that this book, with its considered opinion and learned reflection, is most welcome. Its contributors, all prominent academics and public intellectuals, are ably corralled by editor Raimond Gaita….stimulating.
… accessible and readable, with the emphasis on the reflective … an important contribution to a pivotal debate.
thought provoking … to take part in the discussion this is required reading.
… these essays are prescient reflections of questions of identity and