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The Forgotten People: Robert Menzies

This is the text The Forgotten People, by Robert Menzies.

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Text of The Forgotten People, by Robert Menzies.

MenziesQuite recently, a bishop wrote a letter to a great daily newspaper. His theme was the importance of doing justice to the workers. His belief, apparently, was that the workers are those who work with their hands. He sought to divide the people of Australia into classes. He was obviously suffering from what has for years seemed to me to be our greatest political disease – the disease of thinking that the community is divided into the relatively rich and the relatively idle, and the laborious poor, and that every social and political controversy can be resolved into the question: What side are you on? [Read more…]