[ book ] The Year Everything Changed

September 14, 2018

The Year Everything Changed

Phillipa McGuinness

Rating: 3 / 5

What do you remember of the year 2001? The events of September 11 probably are foremost in our memories, but it was a year of great significance in other aspects of life. Author Phillipa McGuinness asserts it was the year everything changed. Bold claim!

McGuinness takes 12 topics that affect our current lives and looks back to developments in 2001 that helped to shape where we are today. 

Written from an Australian perspective, topics such as technology, human rights, celebrity, politics and religion are examined on both a local and international level.

At times subjective, with an almost tongue-in-cheek humour lying under the surface, there’s enough here to provoke thought and perhaps consternation about how our present-day decisions and actions may affect our future.

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Vol. 139, No. 14 // 11 April 2020

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