I’ve just been looking over the web-site of the
Right Honourable Mr John Howard, Prime Minister of Australia, in particular, the speeches in the Media Centre section. One striking thing is the orotundity of some of the titles, which are written in a classic, 18th century style, with an evident eye to the posthumously published collected writings. For example:
Address to the Nation on Committing Australian Forces to War in Iraq
Address to the Quadrant Magazine 50th Anniversary Dinner, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
Address at the Launch of the Publication ‘The Conservative’ Parliament House, Canberra
I’m not sure if I’ll be around to peruse the complete collected writings of the
Right Honourable Mr John Howard etc, which is a pity, because there are one or two pieces of the Howard oevre I’d particularly like to get a look at; such as the rumoured Electronic Mail Message to the Office of Mr Peter Reith, Defence Minister, Pertaining to the Proper Dissemination of Intelligence on a Certain Maritime Incident.
What juicy items would you like to see in the collected works of Mr John Howard?