A decade after his passing, Charles Manning Hope Clark continues to disturb his fellow Australians.
Clark was followed by controversy for much of his life. As a young schoolmaster in England, he was denounced as an Antichrist and suspected of Nazi sympathies. On return to Australia, during the Cold War he was vilified as a communist. As he succeeded in attracting ever-wider audiences - as a teacher, writer and public speaker - and Australians who otherwise might have had little interest in their country's past responded with enthusiasm, he provoked scorn and rage.
Here is the story of Manning Clark's intriguing life. It provides a portrait of an Australian icon. It tackles the question: what is it about this unconventional professor which continues to arouse so much condemnation and affection?
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 06 / 1999
- 133 x 204mm