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John Howard

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John Howard was a member of the Australian House of Representatives from 1974 to 2007 and prime minister of Australia from 1996 to 2007.

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The Aussie Way with John Howard

by Peter M. Robinsonwith John Howardvia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, April 27, 2009

Prime Minister Howard offers insights into Australia’s own “special relationship” with the United States beginning with why Australia’s participation in the Iraq war was in his nation’s best interest. Echoing parallels with the United States, he offers his views on multiculturalism—which he calls “a very confused credo”—and Australia’s role in the “Anglosphere,” particularly as it relates to China, its largest and most powerful Asian neighbor. He speaks of the current financial crisis and the need to remain confident in the market and the dangers of overregulation. Finally, he answers “What should Americans know about Australia that we don’t?” (39:35 ) Video transcript