AUSTRALIA: On Top Down Under

It was not exactly a battle of titans. A pre-election poll for the Sydney Telegraph showed that neither Incumbent Prime Minister William McMahon nor Opposition Leader Edward Gough Whitlam was regarded as trustworthy by a majority of the Australian electorate. An editorial in the Melbourne Age said that voters faced a choice between "the flawed pragmatism of McMahon versus the flawed vision of Whitlam." But in a nation where failing to vote can bring a $10 fine, it was a choice that had to be made. Last week the Aussies made it....

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