Depends What You Mean by Extremist

Depends What You Mean by Extremist

Going Rogue With Australian Deplorables

Book - 2017
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No one turns up where they're not wanted quite like John Safran. In this hilarious and disorienting adventure he gets among our diverse community of white nationalists, ISIS supporters, anarchists and more, digging away at the contradictions that many would prefer be left unexamined. Who is this black puppet-master among the white nationalists? And this Muslim fundamentalist who geeks out on Monty Python? Is there a secret radicalisation network operating in John's own Jewish suburb? And ultimately is hanging with all these radicals washing off on John himself? Populated by an extraordinary cast of 'ordinary' Australians, Depends What You Mean by Extremist is a startling, confronting portrait of contemporary Australia. We all think we know what's going on in our own country, but this larger-than-life, timely, and alarmingly insightful true story will make you think again. Drinking shots with nationalists and gobbling falafel with radicals, John Safran was there the year the extreme became the mainstream.
Publisher: [Melbourne] :, Hamish Hamilton, 2017.
ISBN: 9781926428772
1926428773
Branch Call Number: 320.53 SAF
Characteristics: 287 pages, [8] pages of plates :,colour illustrations, portraits ;,24 cm.

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gregcomfort Oct 03, 2017

Can't say that I "enjoyed" this book, as it is disturbing to read how some people are behaving just a short distance across the ditch in sunny Australia, but John Safran's sense of humour makes it worthwhile and like many good comedians he uses humour (well, probably quite a bit of sarc... Read More »


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gregcomfort Oct 03, 2017

Can't say that I "enjoyed" this book, as it is disturbing to read how some people are behaving just a short distance across the ditch in sunny Australia, but John Safran's sense of humour makes it worthwhile and like many good comedians he uses humour (well, probably quite a bit of sarcasm) to make a few well-aimed points.

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