Book launch: Land of the Golden Cities

Free, no booking required.

Readings Carlton — 309 Lygon St, Carlton, Victoria, 3053


Glyn Davis will launch Land of the Golden Cities: Australia’s Extraordinary Prosperity and the Culture that Made It, the new book from professor emeritus of sociology, John Carroll.

In this work, Carroll explores the quarter-century since 1990, which has witnessed an unprecedented economic performance by Australia. While the usual explanations are economic and political, Carroll argues that our culture has been the greatest creator of all. Australia is spectacularly good at modern cities. So, how did the land of the golden fleece become the land of golden cities?


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ABC Radio National, Sunday Roundtable: Cities, Sunday October 29th, 9-35 am.

ABC Radio National, Between the Lines: Land of the Golden Cities, Thursday November 23rd, 7-30 pm; repeated Saturday November 25th, 5-00 pm and Wednesday November 29th, 12-00 noon.

Lecture: Conservatism Today, Edmund Burke Society Annual Conference, Melbourne, Saturday February 24th, 2018.