No Left Turn. The Distortion Of New Zealand's History By Greed, Bigotry And Right Wing Politics

Trotter Chris

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Random House
Publisher Place: New Zealand
Publisher Year: 2007
Edition: First Edition

Description: 384 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: The way some histories tell it, Europeans came to New Zealand keen to establish a Little Britain in the South Seas. Not so, says Chris Trotter. Most nineteenth century immigrants wanted something better than the misery and oppression of the world they had left, and Trotter reveals just how close they and their descendants came to building a new one. On each occasion, however, their achievements were resisted, and ultimately overturned, by those who saw New Zealand simply as a source of profits. Trotter pulls no punches in describing the methods these partisans of profit used to ensure there was no Left turn: jamming radio broadcasts, political arson - even murder. From Massey's Cossa cks to Muldoon's riot squads; violence and repression have been the Right's weapons - not the Left's. Charting the evolution of New Zealand's unique brand of democratic socialism, Trotter offers insightful and often surprising verdicts on the leading participants, including John A Lee, Peter Fraser, Fintan Patrick Walsh, David Lange and Helen Clark.show more

ISBN: 9781869418090

(163989)

384 pages. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.

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