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Bernard Keane - Surveillance

  • Muse - Food, Wine, Books 69 Canberra Ave Kingston, ACT, 2602 Australia (map)

"The government is spying on everyone. But who is spying on the government?"

Muse’s events program kicks off with one of Canberra’s favourite sons: A former public servant and political speechwriter, Bernard Keane has been Crikey's correspondent in Canberra since 2008, writing on politics, media and economics. In A Short History of Stupid he and Helen Razer took on the dumbing down of Australia’s public debate with excoriating and hilarious results. Keane’s recently released debut novel Surveillance is a timely thriller about the price we pay for our “security” and the lengths companies—and governments—will go to hide the truth.

In the first of our Tuesday night literary events, Keane will discuss the use and misuse of information and the fundamental disconnect that lies behind our increasingly connected world.

TICKETS: $10 (includes a glass of wine or soft drink)


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