Panic (noun). A sudden uncontrollable fear or anxiety, often causing wildly unthinking behaviour.
Australians see themselves as a relaxed and tolerant bunch. But scratch the surface and you’ll uncover an extraordinary level of fear.
Cronulla. Henson. Hanson. Wik. Haneef. The Boats. . . .
Panic shows all of David Marr’s characteristic insight, quick wit and brilliant prose as he cuts through the froth and fury that have kept Australia simmering over the last fifteen years.