David Marr: Power Trip - The Political Journey of Kevin Rudd
Based on his Quarterly Essay, David Marr discusses Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s personality and politics including “Rudd’s passion for martyrs”, how he has “been underestimated at every stage of his career” and why “he is the strongest Labor leader for about half a century”. Marr asks how can Rudd use his power in the months leading up to the election?
David Marr is the author of Patrick White: A Life, Panic, The High Price of Heaven and Dark Victory (with Marian Wilkinson). He has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Saturday Paper, the Guardian and the Monthly, and been editor of the National Times, a reporter for Four Corners and presenter of ABC TV’s Media Watch.
He is the author of five bestselling Quarterly Essays in addition to the latest, Quarterly Essay 65, The White Queen: One Nation and the Politics of Race.