1941a1 sForeword

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“The broadcast essays in this volume were delivered weekly during 1942. Some of them deal with matters of permanent interest while others are dated by passing events. They have represented a serious attempt to clarify my own mind and assist listeners on questions which emerge in the changing currents of war. In a sense, within the acute limits of time and space, they represent a summarized political philosophy to which many thousands have been interested enough to listen and which hundreds of listeners-in have asked me to publish.

“It should perhaps be stated that their preparation and delivery have been a purely voluntary contribution on my part to the solution of contemporary problems. I am indebted to Station 2UE, Sydney, and its associated stations in Victoria and Queensland, for their courtesy in enabling this to be done; and to Messrs Robertson and Mullens Ltd of Melbourne for having published and circulated at their own cost the broadcast “The Forgotten People”, which gives its name to this book.”

R G Menzies

Chapter 1 - The Forgotten People
Chapter 2 - Freedom of Speech and Expression
Chapter 3 - Freedom of Speech and Expression
Chapter 4 - Freedom of Worship
Chapter 5 - Freedom from Want
Chapter 6 - Freedom from Fear
Chapter 7 - Freedom from Fear
Chapter 8 - Empire Control of an Empire War
Chapter 9 - What the British are doing in this War
Chapter 10 - Hatred as an Instrument of War Policy
Chapter 11 - Scrap iron for Japan
Chapter 12- The Censorship
Chapter 13 - The New Minister to Washington
Chapter 14 - Our American Allies
Chapter 15 - Lend-Lease
Chapter 16 - Women in War
Chapter 17 - Paying for the War
Chapter 18 - Post-war Planning
Chapter 19 - Rationalization of Industry
Chapter 20 - Taxing the Shareholder
Chapter 21 - Has Capitalism Failed?
Chapter 22 - The Drink Problem
Chapter 23 - Is Inflation a Bogey?
Chapter 24 - Compulsory Unionism
Chapter 25 - The Function of the Opposition in Parliament
Chapter 26 - The Opposition's Duty
Chapter 27 - The Government and Ourselves
Chapter 28 - Sea Power
Chapter 29 - The Statute of Westminister
Chapter 30 - Schools and the War
Chapter 31 - The Moral Element in Total War
Chapter 32 - The Law and the Citizen
Chapter 33 - The Nature of Democracy
Chapter 34 - The Sickness of Democracy
Chapter 35 - The Achievements of Democracy
Chapter 36 - The Task of Democracy
Chapter 37 - The Importance of Cheerfulness