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Absolute Power

The Helen Clark Years

By Ian Wishart

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Format: Paperback / softback, 338 pages
Other Information: Illustrations
Published In: New Zealand, 21 April 2008
The Helen Clark we see today is a carefully manufactured, airbrushed political brand. She's also New Zealand's most powerful politician, ever. Absolute Power strips away the façade to find what makes the real Helen Clark tick, and explores the track record of a government that boasted it would bring a new age of "frugality and integrity", and an end to "cronyism, sleaze and dishonesty". Absolute Power is not just about what happened publicly and what played out on the news each night. It is much more about what was going on behind the scenes - the power plays, the dirty tricks, the Machiavellian maneuvers. The bits the daily media missed. Lord Acton once wrote that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and that the great "are almost always bad". Is Helen Clark the exception to that rule?
EAN: 9780958240130
ISBN: 0958240132
Publisher: Howling at the Moon
Dimensions: 14.81 x 21.01 x 1.78 centimetres (0.36 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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If you like the whole picture, this is an eye opener. Get a background to how things have been played out and why New Zealand has unwittingly been a social engineers dream. This is a very worthwhile read. As usual, well researched.

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