EVENT: Lunch with Nick Cater: The Lucky Culture
|Lunch with Nick Cater: The Lucky Culture : Enjoy lunch with author Nick Cater as he discusses The Lucky Culture and the rise of an Australian ruling class.
Countries don’t get lucky; people do.
The Lucky Culture tells the story of Australian exceptionalism - the unique national quality that within 200 years of settlement transformed a raw, unbroken continent into the great civilisation of the south.
In the beginning, Australians were driven by the spirit of progress and united by the faith that human wit and energy could overcome any obstacle. They were ingenious, hardworking and inventive.
Today, however, Australia has a new class of people, a self-appointed elite, who consider themselves to be smarter, more sophisticated and better mannered than the rest. This is what Cater calls the new ‘ruling class’ - a group of people who are changing Australia, irrevocably, and not for the better. Cater fears that what is happening in Australia is moving us away from our original notion of who Australians are - egalitarian, innovative, fearless and spirited – instead creating a more conflicted, scared and divided nation.
Almost half a century after Donald Horne first tried to define ‘The Lucky Country’ in his seminal book, Nick Cater looks at the country that Australia has become. He argues strongly for Australians to resist the ascendency of this emerging class and to return to our original, best selves, aspiring to the principles of fairness, egalitarianism and enterprise that first defined us.
With a background in sociology, 30 years experience in journalism and a detached eye for detail, no one is better placed than Cater to help Australians understand.
Price: Members / Guests $59
Price includes a two-course lunch with selected wines, and
presentation by Nick Cater on ‘The Lucky Culture’.
Held in conjunction with UWA Extension.
Nick Cater, author of The Lucky Culture
The University Club of Western Australia
: 6488 8770
Thu, 30 May 2013 11:45
Thu, 30 May 2013 14:00
RSVP is required.
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Thu, 09 May 2013 16:33
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