Format: Paperback / softback
Published: January 2018
A powerful, thoughtful response to the threat posed by the cultural-left to Western
civilisation. This book explores the rise of political correctness in Australia including: the
dangers of Islamic fundamentalism; Safe Schools, same-sex marriage and the LGBTQI sexuality
and gender agenda; what it means to be Australian, and much more.
'Kevin Donnelly is a persuasive contributor to the endless battle of ideas. He fi ghts the good fi ght. He
continually reminds us of the debt we owe to western civilisation, and in particular the extent to which
Judaeo-Christian values have shaped so much of what we hold dear.' John Howard, former prime
minister of Australia
Similar to what is happening in America, Europe and the UK, political correctness is destroying Australia's
cultural heritage and what is best about our institutions and way of life. This is what Dr Kevin Donnelly
explores in How Political Correctness is Destroying Australia. No longer is it possible to acknowledge and
celebrate the debt owed to Western civilisation and to argue that Judeo-Christianity and epochal events
like the Renaissance, Reformation and the Enlightenment deserve to be praised. Political correctness is
also responsible for restricting free speech and open and dispassionate debate. Everyday conversations and
interactions are closely scrutinised by the thought-police to ensure nobody offends in areas like gender and
sexuality, ethnicity, physical appearance or social background. There is an alternative to political correctness
and the cultural-left's long march through the institutions. As Donnelly argues in this book, there is much
of value and benefi cial about Western civilisation and our way of life. Unlike the millions around the world
living under the tyranny of totalitarian dictatorships and oligarchies those in the West are guaranteed
freedom, liberty and equality before the law, as long as we continue to fi ght for it.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr Kevin Donnelly AM is a staunch defender of the strengths and benefi ts of Western civilisation and
our Judeo-Christian heritage and is one of Australia's leading conservative compentators and authors. Opinion pieces have
been published in all of Australia's mainstream print and digital media, including: the Australian, the Herald Sun, the Daily
Telegraph, the Courier Mail, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age and Newsweekly. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Catholic University and Director of the Education Standards Institute.
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