Dedication: To Michelle and all those who bring honour to the profession of journalism.
Epigraph: I tell you sirs, that it is virtue that lasts; that begets real friendships and maintains them. Lay then, while you are young, the foundations of a virtuous life. Marcus Tullius Cicero. Concerning Friendship.
Epigraph: No one can be a great thinker who does not follow his intellect to whatever conclusion it may lead. John Stuart Mill. On Liberty.
Epigraph: To find the best compromise between individuals and the State is one of the most difficult and complicated questions in the art of government .... I believe that the ideal to be kept in view may be conveyed in these words: the greatest dissemination of power consistent with efficiency; but the greatest possible centralisation of information and the diffusion of it from the centre. John Stuart Mill. On Liberty.
Epigraph: I cannot imagine public opinion surviving as a powerful force in the government of any State which has not incorporated within the very design of its living, a free press to present a daily history of the world. Keith Murdoch, 1952