The 1970s were indeed, years of rage. A furnace of social conflict forged a resistance to the Fraser regime, on multiple fronts. The actions of organised workers were pivotal, along with the social movements against oppression, war, and environmental ruin. Tom O'Lincoln's book, written in 1993, explains why neither capital nor labour were victors. The social temperature may have cooled since Fraser's time, but the outcomes of the stalemate are enduring.
This new enhanced edition adds a wealth of visual material from the era. It also includes an Afterword by Rick Kuhn, outlining the main political events since 1983 and bringing together the main threads that continue today.