The talk is now online: The Audacity of Hype: John Key and the new National Socialism.
In case you hadn’t picked up on this already, the title of my speech tonight is firmly tongue in cheek. The title of Barack Obama’s first volume of memoirs is The Audacity of Hope. My facetious suggestion is that our own Great Pretender should call his memoirs The Audacity of Hype. Call me a cynic if you must, but it strikes me that John Key’s reputation and rise to political prominence has been enabled by fairly shameless marketing and spin.
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