Australia: True Confessions

True Confessions

It was a weird political moment, even by Australia's raucous standards. There was Prime Minister Bob Hawke on national television last week, wiping a tear from his eye and telling his countrymen that yes, he had been unfaithful to Hazel, his wife of 33 years. In a paroxysm of soul baring, he reviewed his boozy past (Hawke was once listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for beer drinking) and his decision nine years ago to go cold turkey. "It was getting to the stage where, at the end of the day, I was looking forward too much to a...

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