THE LUCKY COUNTRY
Reflections and Reminiscences of a Long-Term Immigrant
Paperback, 184 pages
February 2022 Release
What does Australia look like to a complete newcomer? What are
Australia’s people like – nice or naughty, friendly or hostile, generous
or stingy? What are Australia’s social and cultural norms, and what are
her politics? Almost three decades ago Christo Moskovsky was this
complete newcomer and since then he has been trying to answer questions
like these. This book contains Christo's impressions, observations and
insights generated over the course of his Australian journey, as well as
a broader commentary on social, cultural and political aspects of life
in Australia. It is specifically Christo’s pre-Australian life
experience which affords him a unique vantage point and a greater
capacity to appreciate the true greatness of Australia. This book is a
portrait of Australia painted by a first-generation immigrant offering a
perspective that we do not commonly see in Australia’s public
Christo Moskovsky was born and raised in Sofia, Bulgaria’s capital.
In 1993, when Christo was in his mid-30s, he and his family moved to
Australia and started a new life here. Christo has recently retired from
the University of Newcastle after a 25-year tenure as a linguistics
lecturer. He’s been a keen observer of Australian politics and public
Table of Contents
Prologue: Has Australia Lost Its Way?
1 Life before Australia
2 Australia: Early Days (and Beyond)
Interlude 1: On Nationhood, Ethnicity, Race(ism), (White) Privilege...
3 The Quiet Australians
Interlude 2: On Communism, Socialism, Capitalism, Liberal democracy...
4 The Loud Australians
5 The Indigenous Australians
Interlude 3: On Freedom
6 The Media
Epilogue: Is This the End of the Fairy Tale?