Germaine Greer challenges white Australians to come to terms with their past and present relationship with the indigenous community. She discusses Australia's culture today, the current reconciliation process and the white guilt that she believes is destroying Australia.
Also includes: "Bad company: correspondence" consisting of replies to Gideon Haigh's essay "Bad company: the cult of the CEO" from issue no. 10 of the Quarterly Essay, and "Beautiful lies: correspondence" consisting of replies to Tim Flannery's essay "Beautiful lies: population and environment in Australia" from issue no. 9 of the Quarterly essay.
Queensland Premier's Literary Awards 2004 entrant.
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