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The Burden of Culture

How to Dismantle the Aboriginal Industry and Give Hope to its Victims

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This book is a new vision of the most divisive political issue in Australia today

Aboriginal politics are now dominated by demands for reconciliation, self-determination, and acknowledgment of culture. But these concepts – defined and promoted by an urban elite of educated Aboriginal activists – hide the bigger truth that most people of Aboriginal descent today are already integrated into the wider society and are doing well, if belatedly. More importantly, the Aboriginal industry fails to address the needs of the 20 per cent minority of their population who still live in despair. Those who remain in remote and rural Australia are being asked to build a new Jerusalem on poor lands with ancient cultural hab­its. This captive minority needs to reach out, literally, but the politics of their leaders keeps them locked where they are.

Price includes postage within Australia.

On November 27, 2022 Mannkal Economic Education Foundation launched The Burden of Culture at Mannkal’s Christmas Party at which Gary Johns made an address.


A review from former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson can be found here.

A review of The Burden of Culture by Rocco Loiacono in the Spectator is available below:
Dismantling the Aboriginal Industry

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The Burden of Culture
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How to Dismantle the Aboriginal Industry and Give Hope to its Victims
Gary Johns
Quadrant Books

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