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A Sense of Balance
Released the same day as the standard print edition
Title:
A Sense of Balance
Written by:
John Howard 
Read by:
John Howard 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
Duration:
8 hours 49 minutes 
Published:
August 17 2022 
Available Date:
August 17 2022 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781460744642 
Genres:
Non-fiction; Australian; Current Affairs & Politics; International Relations 
Publisher:
Bolinda/HarperCollins audio 
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Australian author

On how our sense of balance has defined us as a nation and will safeguard our future.

In the years that John Howard served in the national parliament he came to understand the special character of Australia; to appreciate its strengths and weaknesses; and most importantly to respect the sense of balance in the formulation of public policy that has long defined us as a nation and made Australia an attractive destination for people from across the world. Written against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as some of the more contested political events of recent years – the election of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote, the rise of China and, within our own country, a carousel of six prime ministers in 11 years – these reflections touch on how Australia has responded to pressure over the last decade or so. Commentary on these subjects from politicians, opinion writers and social media can sometimes seem shrill and divisive. Australia’s 25th and second longest serving Prime Minister has faith that no matter what challenges and extremes threaten to upset our sense of balance, the country’s institutions and people will remain robust into the foreseeable future.

'His capacity to express his thoughts clearly, calmly and simply shines through.' (on Lazarus Rising)
The Sydney Morning Herald

'Engaging and revealing ...' (on The Menzies Era)
Geoffrey Blainey, Weekend Australian