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By Fay Anderson

ISBN-10: 0522851533

ISBN-13: 9780522851533

Max Crawford was once certainly one of Australia's pre-eminent historians. As either a player in and observer of many decisive episodes of the period; Europe in the course of the melancholy, the US and Russia on the top of global battle II, post-war reconstruction and the chilly conflict in Australia, Crawford used to be considered as an intensive‚ and outspoken defender of highbrow autonomy. This biography considers Crawford as an historian and a public highbrow. It relates his stories as a pupil at Sydney and Oxford, a suffering instructor through the melancholy, because the head of the historical past college on the college of Melbourne, a diplomat in wartime Russia, and a chilly conflict sufferer and accuser. The examine of Crawford's existence presents perception into one man's event in the course of political turmoil and the boundaries of highbrow autonomy on Australian campuses, in addition to the suspicion of liberal intellectuals in Australian public existence, the repression of educational radicals and ASIO's makes an attempt to stifle dissident voices. Spanning his existence (1906 -1991), Crawford's political and highbrow trip indicates the altering nature of Australian revolutionary liberalism and the precarious nation of educational freedom.

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