Next Episode of Howard on Menzies: Building Modern Australia is
Former Prime Minister John Howard believes Bob Menzies, Australia's longest-serving PM, shaped modern Australia. In inviting former PM Bob Hawke, author Clive James and others to comment, he reveals much about politics.
Robert Menzies appeals to the middle classes then forms The Liberal Party to recapture the prime ministership in 1949. Prosperity follows. Home ownership and immigration rises. Only communism threatens.
In Part 2, Petrov and the ALP split help Robert Menzies hold on as PM. The Suez Crisis is a setback, his Japanese trade deal and Vietnam War support bothers some, but he leaves politics on his own terms in 1966.
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