Being embarrassed about Australian politics is a sign we care

By Damon Young
Updated April 24 2018 - 12:45pm, first published February 15 2018 - 1:21am

There are many emotions that nations can evoke: pride, anger, disgust, perhaps even arousal. These happen at varying levels of abstraction, from vague stereotypes to specific policies. They can be prompted by leaders, cuisines, literature – from Putin's shirtless machismo, to Japan's twitching squid noodles, to Greece's Freedom and Death, by Nikos Kazantzakis.



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