In 1967 Martin Luther King warned that “we must rapidly begin the transition from a thing oriented society to a person oriented society.”
“When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.”
As Donald Trump’s election sends shock-waves around the world, Martin Luther King’s words seem more prescient than ever.
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“Can a soufflé rise twice?” was the question asked by former prime minister Paul Keating following his adversary, Andrew Peacock’s return to the Liberal leadership.
In the end, Peacock’s leadership fell flat but it hasn’t deterred other politicians from attempting comebacks. John Howard, Kim Beazley and Kevin Rudd all tried political resurrection – while in the United States, Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney are considering comebacks of their own.
Continue reading “Life after death: the art of political resurrection”