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The Virtual Republic: Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s

  title={The Virtual Republic: Australia's Culture Wars of the 1990s},
  author={Mckenzie Wark},
Introducing the virtual republicPART ONE: ROOTS1 When I hear the word 'culture', I reach for the remote control2 Mapping the Antipodes3 The Libertarian line4 A secret history of Sydney postmodernismPART TWO: AERIALS5 The Demidenko effect6 Political correctness and the perils of the pale penis people7 Postmodernism meets the attack of the killer Darwinists!8 The fall of the magic kingdom9 Fair go, PaulinePART THREE: NOTES 

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