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Quarterly Essay - Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott: David Marr
David Marr’s Quarterly Essay on former PM Kevin Rudd marked the beginning of the end. Was it a well-timed coincidence, or a body blow he never recovered from? Now, Marr turns his pen to prime-minister-in-waiting Tony Abbott, tossing aside the mad monk’s robes, the budgie smugglers and all the other clichés to find out what kind of man – and leader – he really is. David joins us in conversation with veteran political journalist George Megalogenis.