By Fay Anderson

ISBN-10: 0522851533

ISBN-13: 9780522851533

Max Crawford used to be considered one of Australia's pre-eminent historians. As either a player in and observer of many decisive episodes of the period; Europe in the middle of the melancholy, the United States and Russia on the peak of worldwide struggle II, post-war reconstruction and the chilly warfare 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 pupil at Sydney and Oxford, a suffering instructor throughout the melancholy, because the head of the historical past university on the collage of Melbourne, a diplomat in wartime Russia, and a chilly conflict sufferer and accuser. The examine of Crawford's lifestyles offers 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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