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Issue Details: First known date: 2006... 2006 David Williamson in the Dock : Paranoia, Propaganda and 'The People'
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Musgrove reviews the columns, articles, radio commentaries and newspaper correspondence that resulted from David Williamson's 'Cruise Ship Australia' address. Musgrove concludes that '[w]hat the principal actors in the 'Cruise Ship Australia' affair ultimately (and unwittingly) did was to provide the resources for a textbook case study: of how contemporary propaganda works, and how a paranoid power-eilte deals with those who speak back to it. It's also a classic expose of how false consciousness is manufactured; and of how the struggle over what values genuinely represent 'the people' remains unresolved.'

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    y separately published work icon Overland no. 182 Autumn 2006 Z1259821 2006 periodical issue 2006 pg. 13-19
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