by Hugh Mackay
Many years ago, Hugh Mackay wrote the bestseller Reinventing Australia that analysed, with forensic skill, what was happening to our society. Now, in Advance Australia?Where? he takes another long, hard look at us.
While we enjoy unprecedented levels of prosperity and the promise of more to come, we are still battling an epidemic of depression, taking on record levels of debt, and yearning for a deeper sense of meaning in our lives. While many Australians complain about feeling powerless and isolated, Mackay sees some encouraging signs that we are learning how to absorb the impact of the revolutionary changes that have reshaped us.
This is a book for anyone who cares about Australia, from the pen of our most highly respected social researcher.
'Hugh Mackay is one of this country?s most perceptive social commentators' - Sydney Morning Herald
'illuminator of other people?s views? a reporter of voices. Mackay?is something of a national treasure' - Canberra Times
- Hachette Australia, July 2010
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