In summary I don’t agree with all Malcolm says but I sense he is a reasonable person and patient with those who are extreme in Australian politics. Perhaps this is a wise virtue. Perhaps he is a balancing point, to bring people back from the brink of insanity. That is my inner feeling. So enjoy another viewpoint and celebrate democracy. It is good that a left wing thinker like Robert Manne is speaking with a Conservative to seek to understand. We can learn much from our perceived enemies. In fact they are our greatest teachers in disguise.
This is an interesting interview with Robert Manne and highlights some rationalism but without extremism. He is one Liberal that has an ability to sense the reality of diversity and seek for unity.
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