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By Fay Anderson

ISBN-10: 0522851533

ISBN-13: 9780522851533

Max Crawford used to be one in every 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 peak of global struggle II, post-war reconstruction and the chilly struggle in Australia, Crawford was once considered as a thorough‚ and outspoken defender of highbrow autonomy. This biography considers Crawford as an historian and a public highbrow. It relates his studies as a scholar at Sydney and Oxford, a suffering instructor throughout the melancholy, because the head of the historical past institution on the college of Melbourne, a diplomat in wartime Russia, and a chilly battle sufferer and accuser. The examine of Crawford's existence presents perception into one man's adventure in the middle 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 lifestyles (1906 -1991), Crawford's political and highbrow trip indicates the altering nature of Australian revolutionary liberalism and the precarious kingdom of educational freedom.

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By Fay Anderson

ISBN-10: 0522851533

ISBN-13: 9780522851533

Max Crawford used to be one in every 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 peak of global struggle II, post-war reconstruction and the chilly struggle in Australia, Crawford was once considered as a thorough‚ and outspoken defender of highbrow autonomy. This biography considers Crawford as an historian and a public highbrow. It relates his studies as a scholar at Sydney and Oxford, a suffering instructor throughout the melancholy, because the head of the historical past institution on the college of Melbourne, a diplomat in wartime Russia, and a chilly battle sufferer and accuser. The examine of Crawford's existence presents perception into one man's adventure in the middle 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 lifestyles (1906 -1991), Crawford's political and highbrow trip indicates the altering nature of Australian revolutionary liberalism and the precarious kingdom of educational freedom.

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