Author(s): David Leser
A collection of articles tackling the ethical issues of the 90s. This title covers topics from the politics of heroin to the moral conundrums that occur when a small child kills another child; from business ethics to Tibet; and from the politics of immigration to men in crisis.
'He is a meticulous, forensic journalist who reads everything and talks to everyone - friends, enemies, the hairdresser, the dog.' Suzy Baldwin, Sydney Morning Herald 'A listener who loathes small talk. A man with huge empathy for many things in the world. And a craftsman with that innate and potentially problematic double-edged sword - other people open up to David Leser, the person, and sometimes overlook that in his professional capacity, he is David Leser, the journalist.' Matt Condon, Sun Herald
David Leser is one of Australia's most respected journalists. He has also worked as a journalist in America and the Middle East. His first collection of articles, The Whites of their Eyes, an anthology of profiles of some of Australia's most remarkable personalities, was published by Allen & Unwin in 1999. He lives in Byron Bay with his wife and children.
Author's noteAcknowledgements1. Welcome to Australia: Australia's appalling treatment of new migrants2. Oasis of Peace: An experiment in Middle East peace-making 3. Death of innocence: When a child kills 4. The naked truth: Inside the wonderful world of nudism5. Tibet: For Karma and country 6. The politics of heroin7. The case of Wayne Johnson: Australia's Gun Laws8. The lost men: Downsizing in the Workplace9. Business searches its soul 10. Child abuse in a country town 11. The ethics of medicine 12. The great dutch drug Experiment13. The male mid life crisis14. The final siren: Rupert Murdoch and the Rabbits he tried to skin15. Farewell my lovely: The destruction of Bali 16. The drowningCredits