Let a Hundred Dams Fill; Let a Hundred Ideas Float Around: Will Tony Abbott's Big Policy Idea Sink Without a Trace?
“Let a hundred flowers bloom; let a hundred schools of thought contend” - Mao Zedong.
In 1956 Mao launched his “One Hundred Flowers” movement. Its stated purpose was to encourage more open debate in a regime which abhorred the idea of free thought. Unfortunately for Chinese liberals, the campaign took off just before the Hungarian uprising and after a short time this liberalisation campaign was abandoned. Those who had been naïve enough to think this [...]